Dino Melaye Is Senator Of The Year 2016

By Ikenga Chronicles November 24, 2016

Dino Melaye Is Senator Of The Year 2016

Senator Dino Melaye has bagged the “Senator of the Year” award, at the Senate Press Corps 2016 Dinner and Awards night. Out of 109 Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the brilliant and outspoken senator was considered the best among all others.

Senator Melaye’s emergence as the Senator of the year did not come as a surprise to many, as he has been quite exceptional in the Red Chambers. A strong and assertive voice, the Kogi senator has continued to be at the forefront of senators who unequivocally place the interest of the country’s masses ahead of political affiliations and legislative and executive connivance. A few days ago, Senator Melaye boldly called for the jettisoning of the MTEF because it is “fraudulent”.

A leader right from a young age, Senator Dino Melaye was Head Boy both during his Primary and Secondary School days.He was also a Student Union Leader at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria; leader of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS); Secretary General of African Youth Council; Secretary General of the Commonwealth Youth Council, etc.

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(Senator Melaye being honoured as “Senator of the Year)

 

Among his numerous awards are;

African Youth of the year; Best Honourable Representative of the Year by Global Youth Awareness and Development Initiative; Protector of the Youth P.D.P National Youth Vanguard;Epitome of Servant by National Association of Kogi State Students; Great Motivator of Students by Nigerian Economic Student Association; Icon of Good Leadership by Kogi Peoples Forum; 2008 Diplomatic Member of the year by St. Monica’s College Kabba; the Most Performing National Legislator by Vision 2020 Youth Group; Most Vibrant Honourable Member, Abuja merit Awards; and African Parliamentarian of the year 2005 in the U.S.

Senator Melaye also holds several Chieftaincy titles which include; Otunba of Bunu Kingdom; Arogundade of Ogagi Amuro; Olugbayi of Gbede; Gbeluro of Ogidi; Ariwajoye of Ekinrin Adde; Oluamofin of Okoro Gbede; Asiwaju of Oke-Offin; Olugbeye of Aiyetoro-Gbede; Alutushe of Oke-bukun; Bolagunwa of Obajana.

A strong advocate for education, and the inclusion of youths in governance, Senator Melaye recently urged Nigerian youths to step up and get themselves involved in political positions as such positions will not be handed over to them on a platter of gold by politicians if they do not fight to have them.

As a legislature, Senator Melaye has moved several motions which are targeted at ensuring equitable treatment of Nigerians, and a better life for the citizens of the country. Some of the motions are;

–Deplorable state of Education in Nigeria
– Nigerian Communication Commission and Telecommunication Regulation
– Need for Public and Political Officer Holders to curb frequent oversea medical treatment
– Removal of speed bumps on Abuja Highways
– Inhuman treatment of NITEL workers arising from non-payment of their salary arrears
– The N65 billion overpriced run way project
– Ministry of Agriculture failure to disburse N200b loan
– Exploitation by NECO on unemployed Nigerian
– Partial and non implementation 2008 and 2009 MDG quick win project
– Partial and non implementation 2008 and 2009 MDG quick win project
– Motion on the sales of Fg’s properties in the US
– Motion on the Auction of 1,000 tractors and accessories procured for over 65Billion
– Motion on the construction of dualization of Airport and Kubwa road by Julius Berger at 257Billion Naira.
– Motion on Delta Steel, led to revocation of sale to GHIL
– Motion on Siemens, the motion led to the resignation of Chief Vincent Ogbulafor and trial in court

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