Monday, September 25, 2023

Achievements of Dino Melaye as a Nigerian Lawmaker

Senator Dino Melaye recorded some achievements as a Nigerian Lawmaker. He is a former member of the House of Representatives for a single term representing the people of Ijumu/Kabba bunu federal constituency and as a two-term Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district.

Melaye constantly played a leading role in the activities that seek to address injustice and he has remained the voice of the voiceless even though his manners of speaking for the oppressed Nigerians seem to be crude, he has remained one of the most celebrated legislators while in office and after.

He did not only speak and fight for the people at the National Assembly, but Melaye also matched his oral agitation for improved welfare of Nigerians with visible projects that cut across his constituency in Kogi West.

Dino Melaye’s experience cut across representation, Legislation, oversight functioning, and budgetary control. Let’s look at some of the motions and bills he moved while in the Senate before we proceed to his constituency projects in another episode.

Some Achievements of Dino Melaye as a Nigerian Lawmaker Includes;


  • Motion on the Ailing Ajaokuta Steel Company, a Threat to Nigeria’s Industrial Growth 2015.
  • Abuse and Mismanagement of the Treasury Single Account Regime 2015.
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, Second Runway Contract 2015.
  • The Collapse of Road Infrastructure in Nigeria 2015.
  • Sustainable Development Goals; take-home from the fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament.
  • Matters of Urgent Public Importance: the imminent threat to Nigerian Democracy with unfounded allegations and charges instituted against the senate presiding officer by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), TUESDAY, 21ST JUNE, 2016.
  • Non-payment of teachers’ Salaries Across the country. Tuesday, 12th July 2016.
  • Unscrupulous Violation of the Foreign Exchange (Monitoring and Miscellaneous) Act, Tuesday, 27th September 2016.
  • Disturbing Development in Nigerian Aviation Industry. Tuesday, 20th Oct 2016.
  • Matter of Urgent Public Importance “The unlawful and wrongful Misappropriation and criminal withholding of Public Revenue by the NNPC and NPDC from 2013 to date”. Tuesday, 13th Dec 2016.
  • Motion on corruption in the Monitoba deal. 2016.
  • Motion on Repatriation of over N2 Trillion from Nigeria by MTN. 2016.
  • Abduction of Chibok School Girls- Two Years after.
  • In November 2016, Senator Dino Melaye moved for the urgent completion of OMI DAM, the motion was passed and resolution has been directed to be sent to the presidency and the Honorable Minister of Water Resources.
  • Irregularities in the Awards of Contracts by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP). Tuesday, 26th Jan, 2017.
  • Motion on deplorable state of the following roas; Kabba-Ilorin Road, Iluke-Aiyetoro Kiri Road, Abugi-Egan Road, Iyara-Omuo Road. 2017.
  • Proposed policy of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) to sell and install Speed Limit Devices on Vehicles. 2017.
  • CO-Sponsored with Sen. Philip Tanimu Aduda: Continued implementation of the Federal Capital Territory Statutory Appropriation Act 2016 and for other related matters, pursuant to section 122 and 299 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
  • Discrepancies in subsidy Payments and non-remittance of Fund by the NNPC to the Federation Account. 2017.
  • Motion on dredging of River Niger. 2018.



  • Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract Act Cap D3 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill 2015 (SB. 98)- 1ST READING.
  • Economic and Financial Crime Commission (Establishment, etc) Bill 2015 (SB. 94)- 1ST READING.
  • Lobbying Disclosure Act (Amendment) Bill 2015 (SB 99) passed 2nd reading to committee on judiciary.
  • Anti-Jungle Justice Bill 2015 (SB. 109), passed 2nd reading to committee on judiciary.
  • Ecclesiastical Court (Establishment, etc) Bill 2015 (SB. 96) – 1ST READING.
  • Protection Against Domestic Violence Act (Amendment) Bill 2015 (SB.97).
  • Disability Integration Bill 2015 (SB. 95).
  • National Lottery Act 2005 (Amendment) Bill 2016 (SB:227) Passed.
  • Lobbying (Regulation) Bill 2016 (SB. 258) 1ST READING.
  • Residency Right for every citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Bill 2016 (AB. 356) 1ST READING.
  • Federal University of Agriculture Kabba (Establishment, etc) Bill 2016 (SB. 402) Passed.
  • Facial Mutilation Prohibition Bill 2016 (SB. 408) 1ST READING.
  • Ethnic and Religious Hatred Bill 2017 (SB. 420).