A former senator, Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu (alias Samdaddy) has disclosed that he executed 65 constituency projects as a senator.
He also listed the rating of the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions under his watch in the 8th Senate as the ‘most effective’ as also part of his litany of achievements as a senator.
Senator Anyanwu who represented Imo East between 2015 and 2019 reeled out other achievements to include sponsoring five bills and moving seven motions.
The senator made the disclosures in a statement dated July 15 and signed by his media aide, Ikenna Onuoha.
He said the clarification became necessary following an article in which an unknown author and his sponsor tried to rubbish his superlative performance while at the Senate.
He listed the five bills he sponsored to be Bill for an Act to Establish the South East Development Commission (SEDC); Bill for an Act to Establish Postgraduate Physiotherapy College of Nigeria and Bill for an Act to Establish Alvan Ikoku Federal University of Education, Owerri (From College to University).
Others are A Re-Enactment Bill on the Public Complaints Commission Act, CAP P37 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria and A Bill for an Act to Establish the Federal Task Force on Revenue Defaulters, Piracy and National Heritage Protection of Nigeria.
He itemized his motions to include a motion passing a vote of confidence on the leadership of the 8th Senate, a motion mandating state governors to conduct local government elections and a motion for the urgent need for the Senate to look into the Amnesty Programme Performance in the Niger Delta region (Imo state inclusive as oil producing state).
Others are a motion on the looming crises in the Aviation industry, a potential danger to Air safety and operations; a motion on the pertinent need to establish modern abattoirs across the states of the federation and a motion on recruitment into the Nigerian Police Force, the need to adhere to Federal Character guiding principles.
The rest were a motion announcing the demise of His Majesty, Eze Pharm. Emmanuel Osuji Njemanze and a motion announcing the demise of HRM Eze Senator Isidore Obinna Obasi.
Some of the 65 constituency projects are construction of solar powered borehole at Timber Building Materials Market Afor-Oru; construction of Atta – Amaimo – Obohia, Afor Ogbe road, Ulakwo Junction – Seat of Wisdom Seminary Road and construction of Ring roads in “Area H” New Owerri known as Goddy Esom Obodo Road.
Others are construction of Eke Nguru Orie Ihitte road; construction of Nkwerre Street road at Works Layout, Owerri Municipal; sinking of solar powered boreholes at Arugo Park, Umuokpu Emeabiam, Amakohia Ubi, Ulakwo, Enyiogugu, and Umudagu Mbieri respectively among others.