Nigeria’s Plateau reelected lawmaker sets for 9th Assembly

Nigeria’s Plateau reelected lawmaker set for 9th Assembly


Sky News Africa singled a lawmaker in Nigeria’s Plateau State House of Assembly, whose actions have not only made more headlines, but will go down as most performed lawmaker in the country’s history.

Like most legislative chambers world over, the Nigerian legislatures are filled with lawmakers that steer opinions at various levels.

Consequently, members of the 8th Assembly made the hallow chambers across Nigeria politically charged with fiery comments, personality clashes and superiority battle.

However, our correspondent zeroed down on the former Plateau State Deputy Speaker of the immediate past 8th Assembly, Hon. (Surv) Saleh Shehu Yipmong, representing Dengi constituency in Kanam local government area of the State.

Hon. (Surv) Saleh Shehu Yipmong , former Plateau State Deputy Speaker of the immediate past 8th Assembly.

Hon. Yipmong leads the pack as one of the most successful lawmakers the 8th Assembly has ever produced with outstanding achievements, providing free medical outreach where over 2000 people benefited in 2016 at his constituency.

He renovated the PHC clinic at Kagyal in kunkyam ward, built access slap between gyambari and gwamlar ward of Dengi constituency and constructed market stalls in gwamlar ward.

Others are construction of town hall in kwalmiya of kanam ward, provision of three transformers for extension of electricity in Dengi town and kunkyam ward, empowered 200 youths and women with N10,000 stipends for micro business, provision of 50 water pump for irrigation farming to adults across the constituency to curb restiveness, provision of 50 grinding machine mostly to women to get engaged, provision of 10 vulcanizing machine to youths and provision of 20 clippers and accessories to youths across his constituency among others.

Yipmong who bagged MSc. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), in one of Nigeria’s foremost university will be returning to the 9th Assembly, promising to surpass previous achievements, he said.


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