10th N’Assembly: Why Sada Soli should be House Speaker, by group

Good Governance and Transparency Initiative (GGTI), a political pressure group, has urged returning and incoming members of the House of Representatives to elect Rep Sada Soli as speaker.

Sada Soli represents Jibia/Kaita Federal Constituency in Katsina State, North West Nigeria. He has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2007.

emergence as Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 10th National Assembly.

National Coordinator of GGTI, Abdulmumuni Dangana, said in a statement that, apart from his wealth of experience in the legislature, Rep Sada Soli is endowed with leadership qualities that stand him out for the position.

Dangana said the outcome of the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections showed that Nigerians have kep faith with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) based on its performance.

“These achievements are the result of the collaboration and support given the executive branch by the leadership and members of the National Assembly, majority of who are of the APC,” he said.

Dangana said with the country set to commence another democratic journey into the 10th National Assembly, the national leadership of the APC should zone the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives to the North West zone.

“If it does that, it should kindly throw its weight behind Hon. Sada Soli, the current Chairman House Committee on Water Resources to become the next Speaker.

“As a ranking member of the House with several bills to his credit, Hon. Soli knows the game very well and his vast experience in continental legislation coupled with his membership of various standing committees makes him eminently qualified to lead the Green Chamber in the 10th National Assembly”, Dangana said.

The GGTI said apart from serving as Deputy Chairman House Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa, Hon Soli served on several committees, including: Privatization and Commercialization, Capital Market, Media and Public Affairs, Legislative Budget, Urban Development, Foreign Affairs, Inter-Parliamentary, Petroleum–Upstream, Aids Loans and Debt Management.

From 2019 when he got elected into the 9th Assembly, Hon. Soli has served on the following committees: Agriculture, Production & Services, Federal Capital Territory, Banking and Currency, Foreign Affairs, Defence, Interior, Power, Works, Climate Change, Capital Market and Lake Chad.

He was also appointed Chairman Ad hoc Committee on National Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) to investigate the Non-Remittance of Contributions in the National Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) as well as Chairman Ad-hoc Committee on Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) Limited; to Investigate the Alleged Negligence by the Federal Ministries of Justice, and Petroleum Resources in the Handling of the Transaction between the Federal Government and the Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) Limited.

Other Ad-hoc Committees he served on are: Special Committee on Constitution Review, Unspent Fund, Electoral Act, Petroleum Bill, Power, Parliamentary Friendship Group (Nigeria and Cameroon), Assessment and status of all recovered loots movable and immovable assets from 2002-2020 by Agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria for effective/efficient management and utilization, Ad-hoc Committee to Investigate Joint Venture (JV) Businesses and Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) of NNPC from 1990.

“Based on these and many more, we are, therefore, soliciting for his support and emergence as Speaker of the 10th National Assembly,” Dangana said.

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