Katsina Senators Sponsored 7 Bills In 2 Years
Bill Sponsorship: Katsina Senators ranked low in 2 years
Distinguished Senators from Katsina State have been ranked low in the ranking list of bills sponsorship in the past two years.
Katsina, just like other state of the Federation has three senators namely: Senator Kabir Abdullahi Barkiya (Katsina Central), Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita (Katsina North) and Senator Bello Mandiya (Katsina South).
All of them are of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
According to a report, the three Senators sponsored a combined total of seven bills altogether.
This is coming when some of the Senators individually sponsored up to 34, 24 and 22 bills respectively.
The Ninth Senate was inaugurated on June 11, 2019. Since then, 753 bills have been introduced, out of which 60 have been passed.
The Red Chamber also passed more than 350 bills for first reading; over 170 have gone through second reading and have been referred to the relevant committees for further legislative business, while 11 bills referred by the House of Representatives for concurrence have also been passed.
The primary functions of a legislator include making laws on issues of public interest; representing the interest of citizens, and oversight of government ministries, departments and agencies.
Section 4, subsection (2) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, empowers the National Assembly to make laws for the peace, order and good governance of the federation or any part thereof, with respect to any matter included in the Exclusive Legislative List.”
Senator Stella Oduah (PDP, Anambra) topped the chart with 36 bills to her credit. Next is Mohammed Sani Musa (APC, Niger), who have 24 bills, closely followed by Uche Lilian Ekwunife (PDP, Anambra) with 22 bills.
Coming fourth on top of the chart are the duo of Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege and Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP, Anambra), with 20 bills each.
Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti) and Uba Sani (APC, Kaduna), who sponsored 19 bills each, were followed by Istifanus Dung Gyang (PDP, Plateau) with 17 bills.
Ibikunle Amosun (APC, Ogun) and Gershom Henry Bassey (PDP, Cross River) sponsored 15 bills each, while Bima Enagi (APC, Niger) and Barau Jibrin (APC, Kano) have 13 bills each.
Katsina Senators Score Cards
In Katsina State, Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita comes first by sponsoring four (4) bills while Senator Kabir Abdullahi Barkiya came second with two (2) bills and finally, Senator Bello Mandiya came third with just one (1) Bill.