Legislative Watch Ranks Legislators from Kwara State

One year ago, precisely in January 2020, Kwara Must Change, in partnership with Grand Plan commenced the development of Legislative Watch, a standard assessment of Legislators in Kwara State, both at the Kwara State House of Assembly, Federal House of Representatives and at the Senate.

We are proud to release the key findings of our first year assessment of Kwara Legislators.

Legislative Watch is a national project by Grand Plan, which is being piloted in Kwara State by Kwara Must Change.

Key Findings by Legislative Watch

  1. Quality Representation, Legislative Advancement, Executive Oversight and Constituency Project are the key element of legislative assessment
  2. Three (3) Lawmakers from Kwara North Senatorial District, namely Sen Sadiq Umar (20.5), Hon Bio Omar (20) and Rt. Hon. Yakubu Danladi Salihu (15.5) emerged most performing lawmakers at the Senate, Federal House of Representatives and Kwara State House of Assembly respectively.
  3. Lawmakers at the senate have greater understanding of their job than other lawmakers from the state and they are far more active, far more responsive and far more prepared for legislative engagement.
  4. The Senator representing Kwara North Senatorial District, Sen Sadiq Umar emerged as overall most performing legislator from Kwara State and the most performing senator from the state
  5. Member of Federal House of Representative from Baruten-Kaiama federal constituency, Hon Bio Omar emerged most performing member of federal House of Representatives from Kwara State, beating Hon. Abdulraheem Tunji Ajulo Opin, who emerged distant second.
  6. Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Danladi Salihu emerged as most performing lawmaker in the Kwara State House of Assembly, beating Honourable Ojo Olayiwola from Oke Ogun State constituency, who emerged second.
  7. Deputy Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Raphael Adetiba and 9 others emerged least performing members of Kwara State House of Assembly.
  8. Hon. Yekini Alajagusi (3), Hon. Ismail Tijjanni (4) and Hon Abdulganiy Cook Olododo (4.5) are the overall least performing lawmakers from Kwara State and least performing lawmakers at the Federal House of Representatives from Kwara.
  9. Top Three (3) lawmakers with highest score on Legislative Watch are Sen Sadiq Umar (20.5), Hon Bio Omar (20) and Sen Ibrahim Oloriegbe (19).
  10. Vast majority of members of Kwara State House of Assembly have little understanding of legislative engagement, neither do they have the commitment to improve themselves through active participation in legislative activities.
  11. More than 66% of Senators scored above average in the legislative assessment, indicating higher level of legislative understanding and commitment from the senators.
  12. More than 80% of federal house of representative members score below average in the legislative watch assessment, indicating low level of legislative understanding and commitment.
  13. More than 90% members of Kwara State House of Assembly score below average in the legislative watch assessment, signifying worsening state of legislative understanding in the Kwara State House of Assembly.
  14. Kwara South Senator, Arc Lola Ashiru is the least performing senator in Kwara State, Hon Yekini Alajagusi from Ilorin West/ Asa is the least performing member of Federal House of Representatives and Deputy Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Raphael Adetiba from Oke Ero and 9 others are the least performing members of the state assembly.
  15. Lawmakers from Kwara North Senatorial District at the Kwara State House of Assembly performed better than lawmakers from other district with their 6.9 score, followed by lawmakers from Kwara Central with 6.25 and Kwara South lawmakers with 6.1 score.
  16. Hon. Ojo Olayiwola from Oke Ogun is the over-all most performing lawmaker from Kwara South, followed by Hon. Abdulraheem Tunji AjuloOpin. Hon. Ojo Olayiwola is also the most performing lawmaker from Kwara South at the Kwara State House of Assembly.
  17. Hon Yekini Alajagusi (3) and Hon Abdulganiyu Cook Olododo (4.5) are the over-all least performing lawmakers from Kwara Central Senatorial district.
  18. Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe (19) is the over-all most performing lawmaker from Kwara Central, with Hon. Abdulgafar Olayemi Ayinla (7.5) and Hon. Mogaji Olawoyin (7.5) coming jointly at second position from the senatorial district.
  19. Hon. Muhammed Ndamusa Guyeji (5), Hon. Ahmed Saidu Baba (5), Hon. Abdullahi Halidu Danbaba (5) and Hon. Bello John Olarewaju (5) are the overall least performing lawmakers from Kwara North.

Key Findings by Legislative Watch

  1. Quality Representation, Legislative Advancement, Executive Oversight and Constituency Project are the key element of legislative assessment
  2. Three (3) Lawmakers from Kwara North Senatorial District, namely Sen Sadiq Umar (20.5), Hon Bio Omar (20) and Rt. Hon. Yakubu Danladi Salihu (15.5) emerged most performing lawmakers at the Senate, Federal House of Representatives and Kwara State House of Assembly respectively.
  3. Lawmakers at the senate have greater understanding of their job than other lawmakers from the state and they are far more active, far more responsive and far more prepared for legislative engagement.
  4. The Senator representing Kwara North Senatorial District, Sen Sadiq Umar emerged as overall most performing legislator from Kwara State and the most performing senator from the state
  5. Member of Federal House of Representative from Baruten-Kaiama federal constituency, Hon Bio Omar emerged most performing member of federal House of Representatives from Kwara State, beating Hon. Abdulraheem Tunji Ajulo Opin, who emerged distant second.
  6. Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Danladi Salihu emerged as most performing lawmaker in the Kwara State House of Assembly, beating Honourable Ojo Olayiwola from Oke Ogun State constituency, who emerged second.
  7. Deputy Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Raphael Adetiba and 9 others emerged least performing members of Kwara State House of Assembly.
  8. Hon. Yekini Alajagusi (3), Hon. Ismail Tijjanni (4) and Hon Abdulganiy Cook Olododo (4.5) are the overall least performing lawmakers from Kwara State and least performing lawmakers at the Federal House of Representatives from Kwara.
  9. Top Three (3) lawmakers with highest score on Legislative Watch are Sen Sadiq Umar (20.5), Hon Bio Omar (20) and Sen Ibrahim Oloriegbe (19).
  10. Vast majority of members of Kwara State House of Assembly have little understanding of legislative engagement, neither do they have the commitment to improve themselves through active participation in legislative activities.
  11. More than 66% of Senators scored above average in the legislative assessment, indicating higher level of legislative understanding and commitment from the senators.
  12. More than 80% of federal house of representative members score below average in the legislative watch assessment, indicating low level of legislative understanding and commitment.
  13. More than 90% members of Kwara State House of Assembly score below average in the legislative watch assessment, signifying worsening state of legislative understanding in the Kwara State House of Assembly.
  14. Kwara South Senator, Arc Lola Ashiru is the least performing senator in Kwara State, Hon Yekini Alajagusi from Ilorin West/ Asa is the least performing member of Federal House of Representatives and Deputy Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Raphael Adetiba from Oke Ero and 9 others are the least performing members of the state assembly.
  15. Lawmakers from Kwara North Senatorial District at the Kwara State House of Assembly performed better than lawmakers from other district with their 6.9 score, followed by lawmakers from Kwara Central with 6.25 and Kwara South lawmakers with 6.1 score.
  16. Hon. Ojo Olayiwola from Oke Ogun is the over-all most performing lawmaker from Kwara South, followed by Hon. Abdulraheem Tunji AjuloOpin. Hon. Ojo Olayiwola is also the most performing lawmaker from Kwara South at the Kwara State House of Assembly.
  17. Hon Yekini Alajagusi (3) and Hon Abdulganiyu Cook Olododo (4.5) are the over-all least performing lawmakers from Kwara Central Senatorial district.
  18. Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe (19) is the over-all most performing lawmaker from Kwara Central, with Hon. Abdulgafar Olayemi Ayinla (7.5) and Hon. Mogaji Olawoyin (7.5) coming jointly at second position from the senatorial district.
  19. Hon. Muhammed Ndamusa Guyeji (5), Hon. Ahmed Saidu Baba (5), Hon. Abdullahi Halidu Danbaba (5) and Hon. Bello John Olarewaju (5) are the overall least performing lawmakers from Kwara North.

Abdulrazaq Hamzat

Convener

Kwara Must Change

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