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Nigeria: An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators...

Lagos — Mid Term Scorecard - Democracy Anniversary Series...III

Last year's assessment of Senators, which saw about half of the members get a below-the-average rating in terms of such parameters as the number of bills and motions sponsored as well as the quality of contributions in plenary and at the committee level, served as a shot in the arm for members to double their efforts. Senators, in the last one year, inundated the Rules and Business Committee with bills and motions. In plenary, many Senators scrambled for recognition by the presiding officer to contribute to debates. Some did not bother themselves. This may be understandable. But Nigerians are not interested in lame and mundane explanations. Indeed, this year's assessment, based on the same parameters with last year's, as outlined below, indicates a great deal of improvement in the performance rating of members. Nevertheless, some are still below average and uninspiring

ABIA STATE

Senator Uche Chukwumeirije (PPA, Abia North): He sponsored the Prisons Act (Amendment) Bill 2009; and the Disability Rights Commission Bill 2008. His contributions in plenary were always toned by his leftist dispositions.

Score: Average.

Senator Nkechi Nwaogu (PDP, Abia Central): She sponsored the National Unity and Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill 2008. As Chairman of the Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other financial Institutions, she had provided leadership in the domain of oversight checks on the banking and insurance sectors.

Score: Average.

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP, Abia South): He sponsored the Amendment Bill on the Personal Income Tax Act; the Amendment Bill on the Arbitration and conciliation Act. (AP A18,) and other matters connected there to; the Critical Infrastructure Bill; the Establishment of the National Youth Development Council of Nigeria. He co-sponsored a Bill to Establish the Excess Crude Oil Fund in the Federal Republic of Nigeria; and, the Bill to Establish the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPC) Bill. He sponsored and co-sponsored six motions. He contributed brilliantly to debates in plenary and at committee engagements.

Score: Average.

ADAMAWA STATE

Senator Mohammed Mana (PDP, Adamawa North): Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate sponsored an Amendment Bill on Border Areas Development Commission, 2009 and a Bill for an Act on Tobacco Control, 2009; he enjoyed the privilege, as a principal officer, of being recognised by the presiding officer to contribute to debates on several motions and bills in plenary and he had done so prolifically.

Score: Average.

Senator Jibril Aminu (PDP, Adamawa central): He did not sponsor any bill. He contributed to debates on some motions. He piloted the affairs of the Foreign Affairs Committee well, especially during the screening of Ambassadorial nominees. He is also very committed to the activities of the Committee on Education.

Score: Average.

Senator Grace F. Bent (PDP, Adamawa South): She did not sponsor any bill. She sponsored eight motions. She contributed to debate at plenary and provided leadership in the Environment and Ecology Committee that she chairs.

Score: Average.

AKWA IBOM STATE

Senator Effiong Dickson Bob (Akwa Ibom Northeast): He sponsored the Energy Commission Act (Amendment) Bill, 2009; the Public Officers (Review of Cases) Panel Bill 2008; the Fire Service (Inspection on Building) Bill, 2008; the Bill for an Act to Prohibit Trading in Federal Highways in Nigeria; and, the Bill for an Act to Prohibit Touting in all Public Places and to Establish a National Committee against Touting. He sponsored two motions, contributed well to debates in plenary and ran the administration of the Senate as Chairman Senate Service Committee without any incident.

Score: Above Average.

Senator Alloysius Etok (Akwa Ibom Northwest): He sponsored the Prevention of Hostage Taking and Prevention Bill 2008 and Environemntal managers Registration Council of Nigeria Bill. As chairman of the Rules and Business Committee, he ensured that the order of the day was made available to members.

Score: Average.

Senator Eme Uffot Ekaette (Akwa Ibom South): She did not sponsor any bill. She however showed committed leadership to her Women Affairs Development Committee activities. She occasionally contributed to debate in plenary.

Score: Average.

ANAMBRA STATE

Senator Ikechukwu Obiorah (PDP, Anambra South): He sponsored the Gully Erosion Control and Prevention Management Commission Bill, 2008. Others were: Mortgage Processing Bill, 2009; Federal Mortgage Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2009; Federal Housing Authority (Amendment) Bill; National Housing Bill; and Land Titles and Perfection Bill, 2009. He was a brilliant and regular contributor to debates in plenary. He is chairman of the Committee on Housing and Urban Development, which recently investigated the sales of Federal Government houses by the Presidential Implementation Committee (PIC) on the lease of government property.

Score: Above average.

Senator Joy Emodi (PDP, Anambra South): She sponsored the National Ethics Curriculum Administration (NIEPA). She sponsored and co-sponsored thirteen motions. She made strategic interventions during debates in plenary and at the level of the Education committee which she chairs.

Score: Above average.

Senator Annie Okonkwo (PDP, Anambra Central): Annie Okonkwo: He sponsored two bills-one for an Act to provide for responsibility by the Federal Government to directly intervene in matters of production, provision, importation, supply, sale and equitable distribution, Trade and Commerce in Certain categories of Goods deemed Essential Commodities to render them Accessible and Affordable to Nigerians; and a Bill for an Act to Establish the Nigerians Citizens in Diaspora Commission. He rarely contributed to debate in plenary.

Score: Average.

BAUCHI STATE

Senator Muhammed A. Muhammed (ANPP, Bauchi Central): He did not sponsor any bill. He rarely contributed to debates in plenary.

Score: Below Average.

Senator Bala Mohammed (ANPP, Bauchi South): He did not sponsor any bill.co-sponsored a number of bills and contributed brilliantly to debates in plenary.

Score: Average.

Senator Suleiman Nazif (AC, Bauchi North): He did not sponsor any bill but co-sponsored some bills, including the Nigerians Railway Corporation (Repeal and Reenactment) Bill 2008. He also co-sponsored no fewer than fifteen motions. He made brilliant contributions to debates in plenary and he was a resource person for the Committee on Land Transport of which he is Vice Chairman.

Score: Above Average.

BAYELSA STATE

Senator Nimi Barigha-Amange (PDP, Bayelsa East): He sponsored the Technology Innovation Agency (Establishment etc) Bill 2009; Interception and monitoring of Communication Bill 2009; and, the Civil Society Organisation Bill 2009. He sponsored and co-sponsored no fewer than five motions. He always contributed to debates in plenary.

Above average.

Senator Heineken Lokpobiri (PDP, Bayelsa West): He sponsored a Bill for an Act to amend the Recovery of Premises Act; a Bill to amend the Petroleum Act 2004; and, a Bill for an Act to enact the Anti-Trust Act. He sponsored the motion on the non-compliance with the Financial Provisions of the NDDC Act by the Federal Government of Nigeria. He occasionally contributed to debates on the floor in the last one year. He largely focused on the work of the Ad-Hoc Committee probing the Transport sector from 1999 to 2007.

Score: Average.

Senator Emmanuel Paul (PDP, Bayelsa Central): He did not sponsor a bill in the last one year, but was actively involved in the debate of the general principles of a number of bills; Rules Committee; his interventions in the downstream sector through the platform of his Committee on Petroleum (downstream sector) were salutary, especially on the issues of fuel subsidy removal and the entire deregulation agenda. His contributions at plenary were always very useful. He sponsored the motion to scrap FERMA and create in its place a Federal Highway Authority; motion stopping universities from conducting post-JAMB examinations, among several other motions.

Score: Average.

BENUE STATE

Senator David Mark (PDP, Benue South): As the Senate President, he provided the leadership that inspired confidence in the senate. He has presided and guided the house on the path of progress in the last one year.

Score: Above average.

Senator Joseph Akaagerger (PDP, Benue Northeast): He sponsored a bill for an Act to establish the Chartered Institute of Fraud Examiners and for Matters Connected Therewith, 2008; a Bill for an Act to Establish Communal and Religious Conflicts Commission and Matters Related Thereto; he co-sponsored three bills; he sponsored four motions and co-sponsored ten motions. He contributed brilliantly to debates in plenary and was actively involved in committees' assignments.

Average

Senator George Akume (PDP, Benue Northwest): He has just settled down to serious legislative business with the packaging of the Alternative Energy Development and Utilisation Bill; Project implementation and Monitoring Board Bill; Disaster Control Bill; and National emergency Telephone Services Bill that had been fine-tuned preparatory to gazetting. He contributed to debates in plenary. He led his Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa and NEPAD on regular oversight visitations.

Score: Average

BORNO STATE

Senator Maina Maáji Lawan (ANPP, Borno North): He did not sponsor any bill. He co-sponsored a number of motions; and, as Minority Leader, he was always available to provide the opposition perspective to issues that had political undertones. He contributed to debates in plenary.

Score: Average.

Senator Omar Hambagda (ANPP, Borno South): He sponsored the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (Establishment) Bill. As Chairman of Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions Committee, he always raised more questions than providing answers.

Score: Average.

Senator Kaka Mallam Yale (ANPP, Borno Central): He had no bill to his credit. He occasionally contributed to debates in plenary.

Score: Below Average

CROSS RIVER STATE

Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN) (PDP, Cross River Central): He Criminal Justice (Victim's Remedies) Bill 2009; Abolition of Discrimination Against Women Bill 2009; Legal Aid Act Amendment Bill 2008; Legal Practitioners' Act (Amendment) Bill, 2008; Freedom of Information Bill 2008; National Human Rights Commission Act Amendment Bill 2008; Elimination of Violence in the Society Bill, 2009; Chartered Auctioneers Registration Council of Nigeria Bill 2009; and Rivers Basins Development Authorities Act Amendment Bill 2009. He sponsored and co-sponsored four motions. A brilliant contributor, he always provided needed interventions to resolve knotty constitutional issues.

Score: Above Average.

Senator Bassey Ewa-Henshaw (PDP, Cross River South): He sponsored the Nigerian Investment Fund for Future Generation Bill 2008; Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill 2008; Petroleum Act (Amendment) Bill 2008; Bureau of Public Enterprises Act (Amendment) Bill 2008; Binding Resolution of the National Assembly Bill. He sponsored and co-sponsored a number of motions, especially the Halliburton bribery scandal. His contributions were incisive. His committee engagements were elevated. Score: Above Average.

Senator Gregory Ngaji (PDP, Cross River North): He sponsored the National Space Research and Development Agency Bill, 2008 (which was passed on October 23, 2008). He was very active in committee assignments, even though not as much in plenary. Score: Average.

DELTA STATE

Senator James Manager (PDP, Delta South): He did not sponsor any bill in the last one year., But he made brilliant contributions to debates in plenary. He sponsored and co-sponsored motions.

Score: Average.

Senator Patrick Osakwe (ACCORD, Delta North): He did not sponsor any bill in the last one year. He sponsored and co-sponsored no fewer than eight motions. He also contributed to debates in plenary, drawing from his vast legislative expereince. Average

Senator Adego Eferakeya (PDP, Delta Central): Unlike two years ago when he sponsored two bills, he did not sponsor any bill in the last one year. He rarely contributed to debates on the floor.

Score: Below Average.

EBONYI STATE

Senator Julius Ucha (PDP, Ebonyi Central): He did not have a bill to his credit. He sponsored and co-sponsored motions. His contributions to debates were not rapid. But he exhibited discipline in the running of the Works committee.

Score: Average

Senator Anthony Agbo (PDP, Ebonyi North): Senator Anthony Agbo (PDP, Ebonyi North): He sponsored Nigerian Congressional Medal of Honour Award Bill; the National Cooperative Society Federation Bill; and, Nigerian Unified Filed Institute Bill. He sponsored and co-sponsored many motions. He contributed to debates in plenary. He was also up and doing in committee engagements. Score: Average.

Senator Anyim Chukwu Ude (PDP, Ebonyi South): He did not sponsor any bill in the last one year. He contributed to debates in plenary. He introduced the motion on Intervention Fund and the recent issue of delayed payment of compensation to victims of the 2005 and 2006 plane crashes. Score: Average

EDO STATE

Senator Odion Ugbesia (PDP, Edo Central): He did not have a bill to his credit in the last one year, but co-sponsored some motions. He was very active in the committee.

Average.

Senator Ehigie Uzamere (PDP, Edo South): He sponsored the Nigerian Communication Commission Act (Amendment) Bill 2009; and, the Nigerian Institute of Cost Management Bill 2008. He was active in the committee.

Score: Average

Senator Yisa Braimoh (PDP, Edo North): He sponsored the Intellectual Property Commission (Establishment, etc) Bill. occasions that he was recognized to contribute, he was brilliant. He was very active in the committees.

Score: Average

EKITI STATE

Senator Sola Akinyede (PDP, Ekiti South): He sponsored a Bill for an Act to Amend the Economic and Financial crimes Commission (Establishement) Act 2004; a bill for an Act to Amend the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (Establishment) Act 2000; and, a Bill for an Act to Amend the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act Cap No. 30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. He sponsored and co-sponsored some motions. He contributed brilliantly to debates in plenary. Score: Above Average.

Senator Ayo Arise (PDP, Ekiti North): He sponsored the Electronic Fraud Prohibition Bill, 2008 and the Credit Bureau Services Bill, 2009. He sponsored and co-sponsored no fewer than four motions. He contributed to debates in plenary.

Score: Average.

Senator Adefemi Kila (PDP, Ekiti Central): He sponsored the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria Act (Amendment) Bill 2008. He contributed to debates in plenary.

Score: Average.

ENUGU STATE

Senator Ike Ekweremadu (PDP, Enugu West): He sponsored the Civil Process Servers Bill, 2008; Federal Land Registry (General Provision) Bill 2008; State of the Nation Address Bill, 2008; Private Detectives and Investigators Bill 2008; River Basins Development Act (Amendment) Bill 2008. He co-sponsored seven other bills. He sponsored two motions and co-sponsored three others. He always intervened when debates became knotty and needed constitutional interpretations. He also presided well when the Senate President was not around.

Score: Above Average.

Senator Ayogu Eze (PDP, Enugu North): Apart from manning effectively the information machinery of the Senate, he was largely articulate in his contributions to debates in plenary.motions, especially on the collapse of the road infrastructure in the country. His committee worked and has continued to work on the Freedom of Information (FoI) Bill.

Score: Above average.

Senator Chimaroke Nnamani (PDP, Enugu East): He was very active in the committees-especially Foreign Affairs and Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions. He dazzled his colleagues with his brilliant contributions on a few occasions he was recognised to speak in plenary. His issues with the EFCC were a distraction in the last year as it was in the first year in Senate.

Score: Average.

GOMBE STATE

Senator Idris Umar (PDP, Gombe Central): He had no bill to his credit in the year under review. But he sponsored and co-sponsored motions.

Score: Average.

Senator Umbi Tawar Wada (PDP, Gombe South): He sponsored the Nigerian Academy of Sciences Bill, 2009; the Enhanced Services for Federal Law Officers Bill, 2009 and he co-sponsored a number of motions. He was a regular contributor to debates in plenary.

Score: Average

Senator Kawu Peto Dukku (PDP, Gombe North): He did not sponsor any bill, but co-sponsored no fewer than seven motions. He also contributed to debates in plenary. He was active in the committees.

Average

IMO STATE

Senator Chris Anyanwu (PDP, Imo East): She sponsored the Occupational Health and Safety Bill, 2008; the Bill for an Act to Criminalise and Punish the Act of Discrimination and Segregation against Nigerians, 2008; and, she sponsored seven motions. An engaging contributor to debates in plenary, she was active in the committees.

Score: Above Average.

Senator Sylvester Anyanwu (PDP, Imo North): He sponsored the Institute of Treasury Management (Establishment) Bill. But he was active in the Communications Committee which he chairs.

Score: Average

Senator Osita Izunaso (PDP, Imo West): He sponsored the Conveyance of Persons in Articulated Vehicles Bill, 2009; Treatment and Care of Victims of Conflict Bill; National Agency for the Promotion and Preservation of Local Languages in Nigeria Bill; and Oil Pipelines Act (Amendment) Bill. He sponsored and co-sponsored some motions. He contributed to plenary debates and was active in the committee.

Score: Average.

JIGAWA STATE

Senator Abdulaziz Usman (PDP, Jigawa Northeast): He did not sponsor any bill. He co-sponsored some motions. He occasionally contributed to debates in plenary. He was active in the Inter-Parliamentary Affairs Committee which he chairs.

Score: Below Average.

Senator Saminu Turaki (PDP, Jigawa Central): He did not have a bill to his credit, but co-sponsored no fewer than six motions. He was active in the Sports Committee where he is Vice Chairman.

Score: Average

Senator Mujitaba M. Mallam (PDP, Jigawa Northeast): He did not sponsor a bill in the last one year, but sponsored and co-sponsored no fewer than seven motions.His interventions were always apposite, drawing from his experience as former Speaker of Jigawa House of Assembly.

Score: Average

KADUNA STATE

Senator Caleb Zagi (PDP, Kaduna South): He did not sponsor any bill.He hardly contributed to debate in plenary, but he was active in the committee, especially the Public Accounts Committee.

Score: Below Average

Senator Ahmed Makarfi (PDP, Kaduna North): He sponsored the Chartered Pension Institute of Nigeria Bill, 2009; and, co-sponsored some motions. His contributions always sat pretty in the context of the issued being debated.

Score: Average

Senator Mohammed K. Jibril (PDP, Kaduna Central): There was no bill to his credit. He co-sponsored some motions. He hardly contributed occasionally to plenary debates.

Score: Below Average.

KANO STATE

Senator Mohammed Adamu Bello (ANPP, Kano Central): He sponsored the National Centre for Pensioners Reformation and Rehabilitation Bill, 2008; the Nature Medicine Practice Commission Bill, 2008; Chartered Institute of Commerce (Establishment, etc) Bill, 2008; Counterfeit goods (Prohibition) Bill, 2008; and, National Commission for Food and Agricultural Bill, 2008. His contributions were always very brilliant.

Score: Average.

Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo (PDP, Kano North): He came in late about middle of the year after winning at the court. He did not sponsor any bill. He rarely contributed to debates in plenary.

Score: Average.

Senator Kabiru Gaya (ANPP, Kano South): He sponsored the Finance Management and Accountability Bill, 2009; and, the Millennium Development Agency Bill, 2009. He co-sponsored no fewer than five motions and contributed fairly robustly to debates in plenary.

Score: Average

KATSINA STATE

Senator Kanti Bello (PDP, Katsina North): He did not sponsor any bill in the last one year. He sponsored and co-sponsored some motions. He was busy whipping his occasionally rowdy colleagus into line as Chief Whip of the Senate. Regardless, his contributions and interventions, any time he made them, were always incisive. Score: Above average

Senator Ibrahim Ida (PDP, Katsina Central): He sponsored the Electronic Communication and Transaction Bill 2009; and, the Explosives Act No. 34, 1967 Cap 18 LFN 2004 Repeal and Reenactment Bill 2009. His articulate and sharp contributions to debates in plenary. He is very active in the Committee on Defence and Army which he chairs.

Score: Above Average.

Senator Garba Lado (PDP, Katsina South): He co-sponsored a Bill on Nigeria Railway Corporation with thirty-two other senators; and, the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (Amendment) Bill. He co-sponsored no fewer than five motions. But he rarely contributed to debates on the floor. He was active in the committee.

Score: Average.

KEBBI STATE

Senator Abubakar Tanko Ayuba (PDP, Kebbi South): He did not sponsor any bill. He was not always around due to ill-health, but not so frequently as to affect his constitutionally required sitting days. Score: Below Average.

Senator Umar Tafidan Arugungu (PDP, Kebbi North): He sponsored the National Commission for the Eradication of Child Destitution Bill 2008; a Bill to establish National Parole System in Nigerian Prisons 2008; the National Fisheries Commission Establishment Bill 2008; the State of the Nation Address by the Executive Bill 2008; the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Amendment Act 2008; the Solid Minerals Act Amendment Bill to Amend Relevant Sections of the Minerals and Mining Act 1999. He sponsored two motions. Brilliant contributions in plenary and at the committee.

Score: Above Average.

(Kebbi Central) -- Vacant

KOGI STATE

Senator Nicholas Ugbane (PDP, Kogi East): He did not sponsor any bill. He co-sponsored no fewer than six motions. He contributed well to debates in plenary. He is however one of the people being tried for the scam in the Rural Electrification Agency.

Score: Below Average

Senator Smart Adeyemi (PDP, Kogi West): He worked on the State of the Nation Address Bill, 2008; and, the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act (Amendment) Bill, 2009. He sponsored three motions. He contributed to debates in plenary.

Score: Average

Senator Otaru Salihu Ohize (AC, Kogi Central): He did not sponsor any bill. plenary, but was up and doing in the committees.

Score: Below Average.

KWARA STATE

Senator Ahmed Muhammed Inuwa (PDP, Kwara North): He did not sponsor any bill. He co-sponsored some motions. He rarely contributed to debate in plenary.

Score: Uninspiring.

Senator Gbemi Saraki Fowora (PDP, Kwara Central): She sponsored Existing Vacancy (Publication) Bill, 2008; Nigerian Coast Guard Bill, 2008; and, Anti-Terrorism Bill, among others.Her contributions were always incisive and she was on top of her committee engagements.

Score: Above Average.

Senator Simeon Ajibola (PDP, Kwara South): He did not sponsor any bill in the last one year, according to the Rules and Business Committee documentations. He hardly contributed to debate in plenary. But he was effective in the committee.

Score: Below Average.

LAGOS STATE

Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora (AC, Lagos East): He sponsored the Tenure of Office Bill 2008; the Surgeon-General of Nigeria Bill 2009; and, the Tobacco Control Act (Repeal and Amendment) Bill 2009. He Sponsored and co-sponsored five motions, including the motion to amend Senate rule 111 to bring it into conformity with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Master of parliamentary procedures as circumscribed in the Senate rules, his interventions, during debate, were always salutary.

Above Average.

Senator Munirudeen Muse (AC, Lagos Central): He did not sponsor any motion but very effective in his committee. His experience in local government administration always come to play during discussion at the committee stage.

Score: Average.

Senator Ganiyu Solomon (AC, Lagos West): He sponsored the National Directorate of Employment (Amendment) Bill; the Electronic Commerce Bill; the Whistleblowers Protection Bill; the Institute of Capital Market Registrars Bill; and, the Elderly Persons Centre Bill. He sponsored and co-sponsored no fewer than ten motions.

Score: Above Average.

NASARAWA STATE

Senator Abubakar Sodangi (PDP, Nasarawa West): No bill was listed against his name in the last one year by the Rules and Business Committee. He was zealous about his committee probe of FCT administration from 1999 to 2007.

Score: Average

Senator Patricia Akwashiki (ANPP, Nasarawa North): She sponsored the Code of Conduct Bureau Act (Amendment) Bill. She co-sponsored motions and contributed brilliantly to debate in plenary and committee assignments.

Score: Average

Senator Suleiman Adokwe (PDP, Nasarawa South): he did not sponsor any bill. floor, he was surprisingly brilliant.

Score: Below Average.

NIGER STATE

Senator Nuhu Aliyu (PDP, Niger North): He did not sponsor any bill in the last one year. His contributions were always rich especially when the issue had to do with intelligence and security.

Score: Average.

Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta (PDP, Niger East): He is member of the committee with the responsibility of Managing the Ecological Menace Due to Operation of Dams and to Provide Other Matters Connected Therewith. He also sponsored and co-sponsored fourteen motions. He contributed to debates in plenary.

Score: Average

Senator Zaynab Kure (PDP, Niger South): She sponsored the National Grazing Reserves Establishment and Development Commission Bill, 2008; and, National Poverty Eradication Commission Bill, 2008. She contributed brilliantly to debates in plenary and very active and focused in the committee.

Score: Average.

OGUN STATE

Senator Felix Kolawole Bajomo (PDP, Ogun West): He sponsored a Bill for an Act to Amend the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria Act 1965; a Bill for an Act to Repeal the Nigerian Accounting Standard Board Act No. 22, 2003 and Enact the Financial reporting Council of Nigeria; and a Bill for an Act to Provide the Prevention, Control and Management of Sickle Cell Anaemia and Other Purpose Connected Therewith. He sponsored and co-sponsored eight motions. He also co-sponsored five bills. Score: Above Average.

Senator Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello (PDP, Ogun Central): She sponsored the Nigeria College of Medical Physics Bill, 2008; NAFDAC Act (Amendment) Bill; Medical and Dental Practitioners Act (Amendment) Bill, 2008; Pharmacists Council of Nigeria Act Cap P17 LFN (Amendmnt) Bill, 2008; and, College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Bill, 2008. She sponsored and co-sponsored no fewer than five motions. She contributed fairly robustly to debates.

Score: Above Average.

Senator Ramoni Olalekan Mustapha (PDP, Ogun East): He sponsored Environmental Health Control (Establishment, etc) Bill; he sponsored and co-sponsored no fewer than five motions. He contributed well to debates in plenary.

Score: Average

ONDO STATE

Senator Gbenga Ogunniya (PDP, Ondo Central): He sponsored Police Regulatory Board (Establishment) Bill, 2008. Rarely contribute to debae on the floor.

Score: Average

Senator Bode Olajumoke (PDP, Ondo North): He sponsored a Bill on Prohibition of Discrimination against People with Disabilities (passed); There were a Bill on Establishment of Maritime Offences; a Bill on Biomedical Waste Management; and, a Bill on Maintenance of Energy Efficiency that had gone for gazetting. He sponsored and co-sponsored many motions and his contributions were enriching. Score: Above Average.

Senator Hosea Ehinlanwo (PDP, Ondo South): He sponsored National Water Resources Infrastructure Bill, 2008; and, National Welfare Commission (establishment etc) Bill, 2008. Did not show vibrancy.

Score: Below Average

OSUN STATE

Senator Iyiola Omisore (PDP, Osun East): Sponsored forum bills and motions. He contributed to debate in plenary, especially when it had to do with Appropriation.

Score: Above average

Senator Isiaka Adeleke (PDP, Osun West): He sponsored a Bill for an Act to Amend the Criminal Justice Laws of the Federation to Provide for Plea Bargain; a Bill for an Act to Provide for Parole and Probation in Our Criminal Justice System; and a Bill for an Act to Amend the Fire Arms Laws of the Federation.

Score: Average

Senator Simeon Oduoye (PDP, Osun Central): He sponsored the Financial Crimes Court Bill, 2008. He co-sponsored motions. He rarely contributed to debate in plenary.

Score: Average.

OYO STATE

Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin (PDP, Oyo Central): he sponsored the Insurance Act (Amendment) Bill, 2008 and led the debate on all executive bills in the Senate. He guided very brilliantly the business of the Senate.

Score: Average.

Senator Babalola A. Abidemi (PDP, Oyo North): He did not sponsor any bill. He co-sponsored motions and contributed to debates in plenary in addition to his active participation in committee works.

Score: Average

Senator Adekunle Kamarudeen Adedibu (PDP, Oyo South): he sponsored the Nigeria Industrial Development Authority 9Establishment) Bill, 2008. He sponsored and co-sponsored some motions. He also contributed fairly well in plenary.

Score: Average.

PLATEAU STATE

Senator Gyang Dalyop Dantong (PDP, Plateau North): He was instrumental to the passage of the National Health Bill; he sponsored the Deoxyribo Nucleus Acid (DNA) Identification Bill 2009 which was not yet taken but listed; and the National Library and Information (Repeal and Re-In acted) Bill 2009. He sponsored three motions. Score: Average

Senator John Nanzip Shagaya (PDP, Plateau South):He sponsored the National Climate Commission Bill, 2008. He co-sponsored some motions. He was a brilliant contributor to debates in plenary any time he did, but he rarely contributed.

Score: Average

Senator Satty Davies Gogwim (AC, Plateau Central): He sponsored the National Visual Testing and safety Scheme Bill 2008; National Health Insurance Scheme Act (Amendment) Bill 2008; National Infrastructure Development Fund Bill; Compulsory HIV Testing of Alleged Sexual Offenders Bill, 2008. He co-sponsored some motions. He contributed well to debates in plenary while he fully engaged himself with committee activities.

Score: Average.

RIVERS STATE

Senator Lee Ledogo Maeba (PDP, Rivers Southeast): He sponsored the Petroleum Development Fund Act (Amendment) Bill; Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Act (Amendment ) Bill, 2008; Nigerian Social Welfare Commission Bill, 2008; Petroleum Extraction and Drilling Agreement Ratification Bill. He sponsored and co-sponsored motions.

Score: Average.

Senator George Thompson Sekibo (PDP, Rivers East): He sponsored the Presidential Succession Order Bill; Solid Minerals Reactivation Guaranteed Loan Scheme Bill; Registration of GSM subscribers by Service Providers Bill; and, Mining Cadastral Office Establishment Bill. He sponsored a motion on Mandatory Installation of Emergency Locator Transmitter Beacon 406Mhz in all Aircraft in Nigeria and several others. He was wont to make moves that unsettled the Senate.

Score:Score: Average.

Senator Wilson Asinobi Ake (PDP, Rivers West): He sponsored the National Directorate of Employment (Amendment) Bill 2009; the Bill to Protect Nigerian Sportsmen and Women, 2009; and the Bill to Prohibit False Advertisement Claims on Employment, Admissions and Contract opportunities. He sponsored a motion calling on government to create job opportunities to stop illegal migration and co-sponsored the motion calling for the prosecution of those involved in the Halliburton saga.

Score: Average

SOKOTO STATE

Senator Umaru Dahiru (PDP, Sokoto South): he sponsored National Human Rights Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2008. He sponsored and co-sponsored no fewer than five motions. He contributed fairly incisively during debates in plenary.

Average.

Senator Abubakar Umar Gada (PDP, Sokoto East): He did not sponsor any bill. He co-sponsored some motions. He rarely contributed to debates in plenary.

Score: Below Average

Senator Ahmad Maccido (PDP, Sokoto North): He did not sponsor any bill in the last one year. He hardly contributed to debates in plenary.

Score: Below Average.

TARABA STATE

Senator Dahiru Bako Gassol (PDP, Taraba Central): He did not sponsor any bill.He was quiet. Even in the Committees, he was not visible.

Score: Uninspiring.

Senator Anthony G. Manzo (PDP, Taraba North): He sponsored Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission Act (Amendment) Bill 2009; Nation Security Enhancement Bill 2009; Psychiatric Hospital Management Board Act (Amendment) Bill 2009; University of Abuja College of Medicine Bill Nation's 2009; Mental Health Bill 2008; and Free Medical Centres Bill 2009. He moved the motion on Global Credit Crisis and Its impacts on Nigeria.

2009: Above Average.

Senator Joel

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