By Ene Asuquo

The senator representing southern senatorial district of Cross River State, Senator Gershom Bassey has said that the bills and motions sponsored by him demonstrated his commitment to legislative excellence 

Senator Bassey in his remarks to wind down his legislative assignment at the 9th Senate (2019-2023) made this known while outlining his contributions and achievements at the upper Chambers of the National Assembly to the development of his immediate constituency and the country at large

Amongst the motions he sponsored were the need for value addition and domestication strategies for sustainable economic growth, the deplorable state of Nigeria’s Federal roads and the necessity of combating illicit financial flows through a legal framework and tax amnesty review for voluntary repatriation of funds to Nigeria

The senator also added that he has introduced some bills which include, the federal road authority bill, the petroleum products pricing regulatory Agency act 2004 (Amendment) bill. 

He also disclosed that the 9th Assembly has passed 162 bills of which 104 were assented to by the President, noting that, this has surpassed any previous National Assembly.

The lawmaker also maintained that the 9th Assembly was not a rubber stamp Assembly rather were only partnering with the executive in the overall interest of the Nigerian people and the development of the country