Coalition Lauds Senator Mustapha’s High Integrity Rating In Discharge of Legislative Duties

For outstanding performance as a legislator and passing integrity test, Senator representing Kwara central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Malam Saliu Mustapha has been applauded by a coalition of civil society groups.

Mustapha passed a recent leadership integrity test carried out by CDG Campaign for Dignity in Governance, a non-governmental organization that conducts integrity tests on public officeholders every quarter.

Reacting to the development, Convener of Campaign for Dignity in Governance & Coalition of 70 Civil Society Organizations, Razaq Olokoba welcomed the high integrity rating of Senator Mustapha, noting that they are not surprised having known the personality and character of the lawmaker over the years.

Olokoba stated that the coalition has also passed a vote of confidence on Senator Mustapha given his achievements less than a year after making entrance to the parliament.

He stressed that Mustapha has made significant achievements in his efforts to develop his constituency and promote agricultural legislation in Nigeria. Adding that from the establishment of constituency offices to sponsoring key bills as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha who holds the title of ‘Turaki Ilorin’ has shown dedication to improving the lives of his constituents and fostering agricultural development.

The Kwara Central Senator’s leadership of the Nigerian delegation became another testament and affirmation of his deep understanding of African affairs, he wasted no time bringing his strong diplomatic and negotiation skills to bear as he assumed the new role.

His words: “One of Senator Mustapha’s notable accomplishments is the establishment of four constituency offices, one in each Local Government Area of Kwara state. This unprecedented move has allowed the Senator and his team to have a firsthand understanding of the needs and concerns of the constituency. Furthermore, it has provided constituents with easier access to reach the Senator, fostering a closer relationship between him and the people he represents.

“To further enhance his constituents’ representation, Senator Mustapha appointed over 50 Legislative Aides who act as representatives in their respective wards. This initiative has brought the Senator closer to the people, enabling the aides to interact with constituents and provide timely feedback to the Senator. This ensures that the concerns and voices of the constituents are heard and addressed promptly.

“In addition to the establishment of constituency offices and the appointment of Legislative Aides, Senator Mustapha organized the first-ever Kwara Central Community Youth Leadership Summit. Held at the Micheal Imodu Institute of Labour Studies, this summit aimed to empower and inspire youth in community leadership roles. By providing capacity-building and a leadership retreat, Senator Mustapha encouraged the youth to become effective leaders within their communities.

“Infrastructure development has also been a priority for Senator Mustapha. One notable project he led is the completion of the Oko-Olowo Stepdown project. In response to a request from the joint association of the affected communities, the Senator committed a multimillion Naira fund to ensure the project’s completion. As a result, about 35 communities in Ilorin West and South LGAs now enjoy an average of eight hours of electricity per day, a significant improvement compared to the previous four hours per week.

“Another infrastructure project facilitated by Senator Mustapha is the construction of a 200-million-naira road project from the front of Al-Hikma University to Onimalu in the Oke-Foma area of Ilorin West. This road not only allevia…


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