Tom Okpe, Abuja
Deputy chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Anti-Corruption, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos (PDP, Plateau) has been honoured by the Guardian newspapers’ with the award of Distinction in Lawmaking and Representation.
The Guardian in recognizing the lawmaker said Musa Bagos who represents Jos South/Jos East Federal constituency of Plateau state in the House of Representatives stunned political observers, tracking process of his activities as a legislature.
“Leading other members from his home state by the number of bills sponsored despite being a first term lawmaker and having spent just two years on his job at the National Assembly, Bagos has firmly established himself as a lawmaker of great quality, rich value and high national importance.
“This has earned him the highly coveted spot on the elitist chart of top ten Honourable members with the most bills in the entire 9th Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“His entry into this top tier of uncommon and high flying achievers was made possible through his clear focus, diligence and commitment to work, which enabled him to sponsor and register 32 bills in just two years.”
It noted that to post such a record in just twenty months, is no small task, considering the myriad of challenges that are normally faced by Newbies in the business of lawmaking and other aspects of legislature.
“Therefore, his outstanding performance and previous record of integrity and credibility may have informed his membership of the House adhoc committees, 12 House committees and his emergence as Deputy Chairman, House committee on anti- corruption.”
Earlier, in the letter conveying his nomination for the award titled ‘Most outstanding first-time Federal Legislators in Nigeria Representative, 2019 to date’ signed by the editor in chief, The Guardian Newspaper, Mr Martins Oloja, the Newspaper said his nomination for the honour was measured against a list of benchmarks that were set by our team of researchers, judges and independent consultants.
“This also, includes number and quality of bills sponsored, sound contributions in plenary sessions, and, number and viability of constituency projects undertaken, among other relevant legislative actions and leadership qualities.
“This gesture of ours will further boost your resolve to continue serving your nation with pride and dedication. It is our hope that this exercise will serve as a motivation to others, to do better in their service to fellow country men and women in whichever capacity they may find themselves.”
In his response, Hon. Bagos said the award has challenged him to do more adding, “I am delighted to have been so honoured and the award will definitely serve as an impetus for me to do more and remain committed to the contract I have with my constituents.”