Things To Focus On As The National Assembly Resumes Sitting Today After Her 9 Weeks Annual Recess, It Is Imperative We Remind Our Readers About The Giant Strides Of Sen Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah In The Last One Year And 2 Months, While Wishing Him And The Entire Senate A More Robust Legislative Engagements For The Betterment Of The Nigerian State And People.
BILLS SPONSORED BY SEN IFEANYI UBAH:
1: Deep Offshore And Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract Act Bill, 2019. Passed And Signed Into Law.
2: National Institute For Business Studies Nnewi, Anambra State Bill, 2019.
3: Petroleum Tankers Safety Bill, 2019.
4: Power And Petroleum Safety Institute, Oraifite Bill, 2019.
5: Institute Of Aviation Safety And Management Mbosi, Anambra State Bill, 2019.
6: Erosion Control And Prevention Commission Bill, 2019.
7: National Institute For Security And Strategic Studies, Orumba, Anambra State Bill, 2019.
8: A Bill To Upgrade Federal Polytechnic Oko, Orumba-North, Anambra To Federal University Of Technology Oko Bill, 2019
9: Institute Of Rice Research And Development Bill, 2019.
10: Metallurgy Training Institute Orumba Bill, 2020
11. A Bill To Establish The National Center For Sickle Cell Anaemia Research And Treatment In Aguata (SB. 439). 2020
12. A Bill For The Establishment Of Federal Medical Center(FMC) Uli, Anambra State(SB. 487) 2020
13. A Bill To Establish An Institute Of Information And Communication Technology Uga, Aguata, Anambra State 2020., etc
MOTIONS SPONSORED BY SEN IFEANYI UBAH:
1: Motion on the urgent need to protect Nigeria’s indigenous airlines from extinction due to multiple designations and frequencies granted foreign airlines in Nigeria.
2: Motion on the urgent need to look into the infrastructural decadence ravaging the Nkwo Nnewi commercial cluster, trade fair complex along Lagos-Badagry Expressway and Oshodi Apapa Expressway which leads to Nigeria’s biggest Seaports – Tincan and Apapa Wharf.
3: Motion to investigate crude oil revenue loss which will generate #360 Billion annually through the review of the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract Act Cap D3 LFN 2004 and Amendment of Act.
4: Motion on the urgent need to investigate the tragic fuel tanker disaster in Onitsha, Anambra State.
5: Motion on the closure of over 600 Nigerian shops and businesses in Ghana (Ndi Igbo being the most affected).
6: Motion on the urgent need for the federal government of nigeria to take proactive measures to forestall an imminent scarcity of surgical facemasks in Nigeria as a result of the corona virus outbreak and the urgent need to checkmate the unpatriotic profiteering and illegal exportation of facemasks to asia and other affected countries.
7: Motion on the urgent need for the federal government to streamline import duty and value added tax(VAT) waiver to essential pharmaceutical drugs.
8: Motion On The Need To Reduce The Over 136 Roadblocks/Checkpoints Between Ijebu Ode And Onitsha Headbridge
9: Motion On The Sufferings Of The South East Amalgamated Traders Association (SEAMATA).
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EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMES OF SEN IFEANYI UBAH :
1: Donation of five units of 300kva transformers one each to Uga town, Achina town Aguata LGA, Enugwu-Ukwu town in Njikoka , Unubi town in Nnewi south LG and Osumenyi
2: Distribution of two hundred (200) brand new motorcycles across the seven local government areas in Anambra South Senatorial Zone.
3: Rebuilding of the burnt electrical parts market Nnewi.
4: Distribution of sixty-two (62) brand new Keke-Napep trycycles across all the local govts in Anambra State.
5: Donation of relief materials to traders affected by inferno in Mgbuka Obosi.
6. Distribution of covid-19 response palliatives across the 21 Local Government Areas in Anambra State.
7 .Distribution of covid-19 response palliatives to Ndi igbo in Lagos State.
8: Distribution of covid-19 response palliatives to Nnewi prisons, recdot rehabilitation centre Ozubulu, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi and Sickle Cell Vocational Centre Nanka.
9: Donation of relief materials to affected traders in the Ochanja market fire disaster.
10: Distribution of palliatives to all traditional rulers in Anambra South.
11 Fascilitation Of Job Opportunities For Over 47 Youths/Graduates Of Anamra Origin, Particularly Ndi Anambra South.
OTHER LEGISLATIVE INTERVENTIONS OF SENATOR IFEANYI UBAH :
1: In His Avowed Promise To Ensure The Ease Of Getting Chinese Visas for his Constituents, Sen Ubah led a delegation of igbo market leaders to the Chinese Consul general in Lagos to discuss Visa issuance policies directly affecting Ndi Anambra South who are mainly businessmen and women.
2: Sen Ubah also urged the Ecological Fund Office and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to visit 100 Foot Road Nnewi erosion site, Ekwulobia-Oko-Umunze- Ichida road, Ichi-Oraifite road, Agulu-Nanka gully Erosion site, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (Awka and Nnewi Campuses) as well as Umunze erosion site, Uga-Aguata road and others.
3: He urged the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), and Other Relevant Agencies to ensure that every tanker meant for transportation of petroleum meets the standard requirements in safety protocols in order to reduce the rate of fuel tanker explosions in the country as the recurring menace has also claimed several lives and properties along Onitsha, Anambra state, Oji river, Enugu Express Way etc.
4: On growing our local economy: Sen Ifeanyi Ubah led Anambra South Industrialists, Chief Allen Onyema, CEO of Air Peace and Chief Akai Egwuonwu, CEO; Anambra rice/Stine Mills to a strategic partnership meeting with the Chinese Consular General in Lagos.
5: Sen Ubah urged the Federal Government to assist the victims affected traders in the Ochanja market tanker inferno with relief materials , including financial support to enable them restart their businesses.
6: Furthermore, Sen Ifeanyi Ubah urged the Federal Government through the Ministry of Interior to set up fire prevention stations in Onitsha and other markets across Anambra State.
7: On the $22.7 billion FG Foreign Loan: Having noted that there was no request from his State Government like other states did, Sen Ifeanyi Ubah emphasized the need for the Federal Government to fast-track project on River Niger and other capital projects in my state with capital projects funds in the absence of no request from the State Government.
8. Distinguished Sen Ifeanyi Ubah joined Senator Ahmed Lawan, then incoming Senate President; to Lagos in March 2019, to restore sanity to the international trade fair complex Lagos that was under tension of being taken over by external forces.
9. Recently, Sen Ubah worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Air Peace to facilitate the evacuation of 270 Nigerians from China which were mostly my people. He negotiated non-payment of accommodation fees for them during quarantine upon arrival.
SPECIAL INTERVENTIONS IN ANAMBRA HEALTH SECTOR :
In April This Year, At The Twilight Of The Corona Outbreak, Sen Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah Convened A Group Called The Anambra Progressives And Development Union. The Group Today Has Over 340 Anambra Billionaires And Millionaires Who Came Together And Raised Millions Of Naira With Which They Are Using To Construct 3 Modern Medical Centers For The Benefit Of Ndi Anambra. The One In Nnewi Has Been Commissioned For Use. The One In Awka Is 97 Percent Completed And Will Be Commissioned Next Month. While The One In Nsugbe Has Been Stalled By The State Government At Foundation Level.
With All These Glowing And Life Touching Achievements Of Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, Ndi Anambra South Are Indeed Proud To Have Him As Their Senator.
More Grace For The Next Phase Of Legislative Race Sir.
Akweke Francis Okoye