Dino Melaye’s Landmark Achievements as Lawmaker (Part1)

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For the past few months that the preparations for Kogi state governorship elections gained momentum and all participating political parties began to field different candidates from across the length and breadth of the state, there’s a need to identify the candidate who has had broader legislative experience and the candidate is no other person than Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). 

Dino, a name synonymous with activism, remains one of the best candidates lined up for Kogi state governorship election which will take place on November 2023. 

Dino Melaye did not just find himself to be the flag bearer of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party; his record and achievements as a one-term member House of Representatives and two-term Senator paved the way for him to be elected in an election where he won with a wide margin.

 Melaye constantly played a leading role in the activities that seek to address injustice and he has remained the voice of the voiceless even though his manners of speaking for the oppressed Nigerians seem to be crude, he has remained one of the most celebrated legislators while in office and after. 

He did not only speak and fight for the people at the National Assembly, but Melaye also matched his oral agitation for improved welfare of Nigerians with visible projects that cut across his constituency in Kogi West. 

Dino Melaye’s experience cut across representation, Legislation, oversight functioning, and budgetary control. Let’s look at some of the motions and bills he moved while in the Senate before we proceed to his constituency projects in another episode. 


Motion on the Ailing Ajaokuta Steel Company, a Threat to Nigeria’s Industrial Growth 2015

Abuse and Mismanagement of the Treasury Single Account Regime 2015 

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, Second Runway Contract 2015

The Collapse of Road Infrastructure in Nigeria 2015 

Sustainable Development Goals; takehome from the fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament 

Matters of Urgent Public Importance: the imminent threat to Nigerian Democracy with unfounded allegations and charges instituted against the senate presiding officer by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), TUESDAY, 21ST JUNE, 2016

Non-payment of teachers’ Salaries Across the country. Tuesday, 12th July 2016

Unscrupulous Violation of the Foreign Exchange (Monitoring and Miscellaneous) Act, Tuesday, 27th September 2016

Disturbing Development in Nigerian Aviation Industry. Tuesday, 20th Oct 2016

Matter of Urgent Public Importance “The unlawful and wrongful Misappropriation and criminal withholding of Public Revenue by the NNPC and NPDC from 2013 to date”. Tuesday, 13th Dec 2016

Motion on corruption in the Monitoba deal. 2016

Motion on Repatriation of over N2 Trillion from Nigeria by MTN. 2016

Abduction of Chibok School Girls- Two Years after 

In November 2016, Senator Dino Melaye moved for the urgent completion of OMI DAM, the motion was passed and resolution has been directed to be sent to the presidency and the Honorable Minister of Water Resources. 

Irregularities in the Awards of Contracts by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP). Tuesday, 26th Jan, 2017

Motion on deplorable state of the following roas; Kabba-Ilorin Road, Iluke-Aiyetoro Kiri Road, Abugi-Egan Road, Iyara-Omuo Road. 2017

Proposed policy of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) to sell and install Speed Limit Devices on Vehicles. 2017

CO-Sponsored with Sen. Philip Tanimu Aduda: Continued implementation of the Federal Capital Territory Statutory Appropriation Act 2016 and for other related matters, pursuant to section 122 and 299 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) 

Discrepancies in subsidy Payments and non-remittance of Fund by the NNPC to the Federation Account. 2017 

Motion on dredging of River Niger. 2018 


Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract Act Cap D3 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill 2015 (SB. 98)- 1ST READING 

Economic and Financial Crime Commission (Establishment, etc) Bill 2015 (SB. 94)- 1ST READING 

Lobbying Disclosure Act (Amendment) Bill 2015 (SB 99) passed 2nd reading to committee on judiciary 

Anti-Jungle Justice Bill 2015 (SB. 109), passed 2nd reading to committee on judiciary.

Ecclesiastical Court (Establishment, etc) Bill 2015 (SB. 96)- 1ST READING

Protection Against Domestic Violence Act (Amendment) Bill 2015 (SB.97)

Disability Integration Bill 2015 (SB. 95)

National Lottery Act 2005 (Amendment) Bill 2016 (SB:227) Passed

Lobbying (Regulation) Bill 2016 (SB. 258) 1ST READING 

Residency Right for every citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Bill 2016 (AB. 356) 1ST READING 

Federal University of Agriculture Kabba (Establishment, etc) Bill 2016 (SB. 402) Passed 

Facial Mutilation Prohibition Bill 2016 (SB. 408) 1ST READING 

Ethnic and Religious Hatred Bill 2017 (SB. 420)

With the overwhelming motions and bills he had moved and sponsored so far, Dino Melaye remains the best for Kogi Governor.

– Samuel Oj Temibi writes from Kogi state.

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