Abass Tajudeen and Tahir Monguno, members of the House of Representatives, have been adjudged as only two federal lawmakers to have sponsored the highest number of bills in the green chamber.
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Representing Zaria federal constituency, Tajudeen has sponsored a total of 59 bills while Monguno, a Borno APC lawmaker, came second on the log with 40 bills.
According to the National Assembly (NASS) record book, Femi Gbajabimila, the current speaker, is the only lawmaker to have sponsored the highest number of bills already passed.
Other lawmakers include:
Nkirukah Onyejeocha (APC Abia) - 19 bills
Nkem Abonta (Abia) - 30 bills
Ossai Nicholas Ossai (Delta) - 29 bills
Dachung Bagos (Plateau) -27 bills;
Simon Nwadkwom (Plateau) -22 bills
Francis Uduyok (Akwa Ibom) - 15 bills
Gideon Gwani (Kaduna) - 15 bills
Femi Gbajabiamila (Lagos) - 17 bills
Out of the 17 bills sponsored by Speaker Gbajabiamila, six have been passed by the House, while others, including constitution amendments bills are awaiting committee reports.
On the other hands, 22 bills out of the 59 bills sponsored by honourable Tajudeen were meant to establish federal medical centres in 21 states of the federation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria’s Senate president, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has said any security chief who fails to live up to expectation should be relieved of his duties if he refuses to go.
The Senate leader made the statement on Sunday, June 21, shortly after he attended a security meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
In another related news, the leadership of the ninth National Assembly has lifted the lids on the mode of relationship between the legislature and the executive arm led by President Buhari.
Speaking with Daily Trust, the Senate president said the federal lawmakers and the executive body are on "the same page."
He further explained that while this has helped in bringing the political leadership of the country under a smooth run, it does not mean the lawmakers are "rubber stamp" as being manoeuvred.
Lawan made the disclosure as part of activities marking one year of the ninth NASS. The Assembly was inaugurated on June 11, 2019, after Lawan got 79 votes to beat Mohammed Ali Ndume to the respected stool of the Senate leadership.
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