REPORT CARD: 3 senators, 9 Reps post 18 bills in 1st year of 9th national assembly – ORDER PAPER

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OrderPaperToday – 3 senators and 9 members of the House of Representatives from Kogi State have a posted a total of 18 bills in the 1st year of the 9th national assembly.

This record does not qualify any member of the Kogi continent for the top performers in the Senate and House.

Bills sponsorship of Kogi senators

5 of these bills are in the senate and the remainder in the House. Sen. Jibril Isah representing Kogi East and Sen. Smart Adeyemi representing Kogi West senatorial district, sponsored 2 bills each while Useni Yakubu, who represents Kogi Central, sponsored only 1.

Mr. Smart Adeyemi is a ranking senator who is very vocal and versatile because of his journalistic background. His is a third termer who replaced the controversial Dino Melaye in a keenly contested rerun election.

In the House, Ahmed Yusuf Tijani leads the bills chart for Kogi State with a total of 6 bills registered to his name. He represents Okene/Ogoro-Magogo federal constituency. He is a grass root politician who has risen through the ranks having first been elected into the House of Representatives in 2011.

bills sponsorship report card of Kogi members in the House
Bills performance of House members from Kogi State

Mr. Abdulahi Ibrahim has 4 bills to his name. He represents Ankpa/Omala/Olamaboro federal constituency. He was a former member of Kogi State assembly before being elected into the federal house in 2019.

Zacharia David Idris representing Idah/Igalamela/Ibaji/Ofu federal constituency has sponsored 2 bills and he is a first termer. Mr. Idrisu Lawal Mohammed represents Ajaokuta federal constituency. He is a ranking member but has sponsored one a bill.

Surprisingly, Mr. Tajudeen Yusuf representing Ijumu/Kabba Bunu federal constituency and a 3rd term member in the House got no bill registered on the bills chart. Others without bills are Isah Abdukareem Usman representing Lokoja; Abdulahi Hassan, representing Bassa/Dekina; Bello Joseph of Adavi/Okehi constituency; and Leke Joseph Abejide of Yagba East/ Yagba West federal constituency.

This is akin to the case in the Benue bills performance chart where prominent ranking members of the National Assembly failed to sponsor a bill in one year.


EDITOR’S NOTE: This assessment is based on the 1st year of the 9th National Assembly. It is part of our Legislative Accountability Project (LAP)


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