Senator Dino Melaye has claimed to be the best federal lawmaker in the history of Nigeria saying no lawmaker either living or dead has matched his record in the national assembly.
The senator, who represents Kogi West boasted about his achievement in the Senate in a recent interview he granted wherein he spoke on the alleged move to recall him by his constituents on the grounds that he was not performing.
Disputing the assertion that he has not be representing his constituency well, the outspoken lawmaker told Punch, “Every legislator operates on three cardinal points. The first, the act of representation – that is, making sure that your people get their own fair share of the national cake. The second is the act of lawmaking, through presentation of motions and bills. The third is oversight functions over Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government.
“By the grace of God, I have done my best in the last two years. I have the highest numbers of motions and bills today in the history of the National Assembly. I was awarded 2016 Senator of the Year and decorated by the Senate President. I did not pick the award from the shelf. It was as a result of the consideration of my legislative input in the senate. I have employed many people from my senatorial district into the federal civil service through lobbying and appealing to people…I influenced the award of the Ilorin-Kabba road project contract for N21bn and had been approved by the Federal Executive Council last year. I also influenced the Obajana-Kabba Road which Dangote has started constructing. I already have the bill for the upgrade of the College of Agriculture, Kabba, to a full-fledged university. The bill has been slated for public hearing.”