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Appraising Senator Salihu Mustapha’s Legislative Usefulness* By Ibrahim Isa

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*Appraising Senator Salihu Mustapha’s Legislative Usefulness*

By Ibrahim Isa

 

 

Senator Salihu Mustapha has left an indelible mark on Nigeria’s legislative landscape through his unwavering commitment to fostering development, empowerment, and progress. Throughout his tenure as a parliamentarian, he has demonstrated an unrelenting passion for addressing the challenges facing the nation and improving the lives of Nigerians.

As a dedicated legislator, he has made substantial contributions to the National Assembly, consistently engaging in debates and discussions with insightful perspectives on a wide range of issues. His expertise and knowledge have been instrumental in shaping policy and legislation, and his ability to transcend party lines has facilitated consensus-building and progress.

Senator Mustapha’s legislative agenda is underpinned by a focus on human capital development, infrastructure improvements, and empowering women and youth. He has sponsored several impactful bills aimed at addressing key issues affecting his constituents and the nation at large. These bills include the Electronic Transaction Bill, National Food Reserve Agency (Establishment) Bill and Donkey Slaughter Regulation & Export Certificate Bill.

Others are the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (Amendment) Bill, Cassava Flour (Mandatory Inclusion into Flour Production) Bill, Integrated Rural Development Agency (Establishment) Bill, Nigerian Economic Diversification Bill, and Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria Act (Amendment) Bill. The last bill on the amendment of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (Act) lays the foundation for establishing the Federal College of Agriculture, Oke-Oyi.

Through his tireless efforts, Senator Mustapha has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the betterment of Nigeria and its people. He has facilitated various projects aimed at improving education, healthcare, and social services in Kwara Central Senatorial District. These projects include the reconstruction of a one-kilometer asphaltic road, installation of solar-powered motorized boreholes and street lights, construction and furnishing of classrooms, and provision of employment opportunities for indigenes of his Senatorial District.

Senator Mustapha’s dedication to empowering women and youth is commendable. He has organised training workshops, sponsored examination fees for students, and provided fertilizer and pumping machines to smallholder farmers. His commitment to agricultural productivity and rural development has empowered farmers to enhance food production and improve their livelihoods.

He has also facilitated employment opportunities for numerous indigenes of his Senatorial District in Federal Government Agencies, Departments, and Parastatals, as well as military and Para-Military Agencies. This has not only provided a stable source of income for these individuals but also contributed meaningfully to the overall development of the Senatorial District, thereby leaving a lasting impact on the lives of his constituents.

Additionally, he generously sponsored 2,000 applicants for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), 250 applicants for the 2024 National Examination Council (NECO), and 250 applicants for the West African Examination Council (WAEC).  These initiatives have significantly alleviated the financial burden on families, encouraged educational pursuits, and further underscored his dedication to human capital development.

As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agricultural Production Services and Rural Development, Senator Mustapha has demonstrated his steadfast commitment to bolstering agricultural productivity and rural development. He has implemented a commendable initiative, providing 3,500 tons of fertilizer and 1,000 pumping machines to smallholder farmers across the four local government areas of Kwara Central Senatorial District. This laudable project empowers the farmers in his senatorial district to surmount challenges in food production, enhance the quantity and quality of farm produce, and ultimately contribute to the betterment of their lives.

Beyond his legislative endeavours, Senator Mustapha has emerged as a vocal and influential voice on national issues, offering insightful perspectives and solutions on pressing topics such as security, economy, and governance. His exceptional ability to articulate the concerns of his constituents and the nation at large has earned him widespread respect and admiration.

Senator Salihu Mustapha’s legislative usefulness is evident in his impressive track record, profound impact on his constituents, and significant contributions to the national question. His unwavering focus on human capital development, infrastructure improvements, and empowering women and youth has substantially improved the lives of his constituents and contributed meaningfully to the overall development and progress of the nation. His leadership, expertise, and vision will be crucial in shaping Nigeria’s future and fostering a brighter tomorrow.

Isa wrote this piece from Unilorin, Kwara State.

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Couple arrested for trying to sell two-year-old son to fund Canada trip

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Couple arrested for trying to sell two-year-old son to fund Canada trip

 

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a couple (name withheld) attempting to sell their two-year-old son to travel to Canada.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos.

Hundeyin said that the couple, aged 28 and 22, were apprehended on Tuesday while trying to sell their child off.

He stated that around 2.45 p.m. on Tuesday, the Isolo Divisional Police Officer received information that the couple went to Isolo General Hospital and expressed their intention to sell their baby boy.

 

 

“Upon receipt of the information, operatives from the station moved swiftly to the hospital where they were about to sell their child.

“The baby’s age is two and he has been rescued. Upon interrogation, the couple confessed that they decided to sell the baby to enable the man to travel to Canada for a greener pasture.

“However, the investigation is ongoing,” he said.

 

 

 

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Lagos Lawmakers Invite Attorney-General Over Supreme Court Judgement On LGs

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commend Police for successful operation against kidnappers

– applaud First Lady Remi Tinubu for encouraging gardens

 

 

The Lagos State House of Assembly has invited the Attorney-General of the State, Mr. Lawal Pedro, to appear before it to explain the Supreme Court judgement on local governments in the country.

 

Lagos Lawmakers Invite Attorney-General Over Supreme Court Judgement On LGs

The lawmakers said there was a need for better understanding of the decision of the apex court in relation to some provisions in the Constitution of the country.

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court had declared on Thursday that the 774 local government councils in the country should receive their funds directly from the Federal Government as well as manage such funds themselves being a tier of government.

The court further declared that allocations to local government councils run by caretaker committees were illegal.

Ruling after a voice vote by lawmakers at plenary on Thursday, the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, ruled: “There is a need for us to seek clarification and understanding of this judgement. It will be good to invite the Attorney-General to brief us and give his understanding so that we do not run foul of the judgement.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State House of Assembly has resolved to write a letter of commendation to the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, over the successful operation by men of the force that led to the elimination of nine kidnappers in the state recently.

A letter of commendation is also to be sent to the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Adegoke Mustapha Fayoade, for the efforts of the policemen which led to the fruitful operation.

Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, who presided over the plenary, said the police and men of the force who took part in the operation needed to be commended.

Dr. Obasa agreed with members of the House that letters be sent to Egbetokun and Fayoade further charging them not to relent in keeping the State safe for residents.

He stressed the need for stakeholders to fast-track considerations for the creation of state police to support the federal police system.

The Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Noheem Adams, had earlier recalled how the police launched the operation against some kidnappers in the Ladipo area of the state and eliminated nine of them.

According to him, there has been calm in the area since the operation was carried out.

Noheem added that the Ikorodu area of the state which hitherto had issues of kidnapping now enjoys relative peace.

In another development, the House of Assembly has applauded the First Lady of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, for seeking to encourage subsistence agriculture.

The Speaker said it was a beautiful idea to encourage Nigerians to have gardens in their houses arguing that this would help to create food sufficiency.

He recalled that schools had farms in the past adding that current situations call for a return to that period.

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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3 ST, Discover Badagry Tours Roll Out Vacation Tour to 3 Countries

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3 ST and Discover Badagry Tours have rolled out amazing tour of the countries with mouth watering packages.

The vacation tour is centred on Benin, Togo and Ghana. Slated for six nights and 7 days from August 25th till 31st, 2024.

Here is the details of the amazing tour package:

 

 

3 ST, Discover Badagry Tours Roll Out Vacation Tour to 3 Countries

6 nights/7 days
25th—-31st August,2024

3 countries
Benin 🇧🇯 Togo 🇹🇬 and Ghana 🇬🇭

2 nights in each countries.

Package includes
-Transportation
-Border Logistics
-Accommodation
-Visitation to historical sites in all the countries
-White pool party
-Games
-Labadi beach groove .

Fee:
Single—#850,000
Couple—#1,350,000
Family of 4/5–#2,500,000.

Traveling documents:
International passport
Yellow card
Covid vaccination cards.

It’s going to be educating and entertaining.

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