OrderPaperToday – Records of the motions and petitions at midterm of the 9th Senate reveal that two of the Senators from Katsina state made no contribution to the score on sponsored motions and petitions.

Sen. Kabir Abdullahi Barkiya (APC) representing Katsina Central however gave the state team a face with 2 motions and 1 petition.

Barkiya’s first motion addressed the incessant invasion of bandits in Kastina State particularly Kastina central senatorial district.

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He urged the federal government through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) “to urgently come to the aid of the injured Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the various part of the state to ameliorate their needs by the provision of relief materials.”

He further urged government “to strengthen the security agencies to gear up activities in the State so as to forestall further attacks on the people”

His second motion was on the urgent need to revamp the nation’s comatose textile  industry. He urged the federal government “to encourage local textile manufacturing companies by providing them with soft loans and easy access to credit facilities through the Bank of Industries.”

Motions and Petitions Scorecard of Katsina Senators

Similarly, he urged the federal government “to restrict the importation of foreign textile materials; to provide the necessary infrastructural facilities especially power supply to local textile manufacturing companies and  increase its support to cotton farmers with soft loans and easy access to credit facilities through the Bank of Agriculture.”

Barkiya sponsored a petition against MTN Group and Airtel Nigeria in respect of telecommunication mast mounted at Oke-Agbe Street, Garki, Abuja.

Meanwhile, Sen. Ahmad Baba-Kaita (APC) Katsina North and Sen. Bello Mandiya (APC) Katsina South) made no contribution to the motions and petitions tally.

Baba-Kaita was a member of the House of Representatives, representing the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).

Mandiya also was the former chief of staff to the Katsina State governor Aminu Bello Masari.

Despite Baba-Kaita and Mandiya’s political experience, records show that the duo have not utilized the legislative windows in adding their voices to the challenges of insecurity in Katsina state during the period under review.

Cumulatively, Katsina Senators made 1.4% and 0.2% of the total motions and petitions in half of 9th Assembly.



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