The Senator representing Anambra South in the National Assembly, Andy Ubah, was honoured with the award of highest legislative facilitator for the year 2016 by the senate press corps. He was selected for this award for having sponsored the highest number of Bills since the inception of the 8th Senate.
While expressing appreciation for the award, Senator Ubah said the award will encourage him to work harder to ensure that laws that will improve the lots of Nigerians are enacted by the 8th Senate.
The amiable senator then dedicated the award as the ‘Lawmaking facilitating senator of the year 2016’ to the good people of his constituency.
Other distinguished senators were honoured at the annual event. Senator Samuel Anyanwu won the best Senate committee chairman of the year 2016. This was because his ability to bring back to live the hitherto dormant committee on Ethics, Privileges and Petitions.
Senator Samuel Anyanwu thanked the Senate Press corps for the uncommon recognition and promised to do his best to improve on what the committee has achieved so far. He dedicates the award to God Almighty and the people of Owerri zone.
Other senators were recognized for their outstanding contributions at senate. Senator David mark was honoured as the parliamentary leader of the decade. Senate leader, Ali Ndume was honoured with the parliamentary media award for leadership. Senator of the year award went to Senator Dino Melaye.
Others are; Abiodun Olujimi as Gender – right senator of the year; Senator Kabiru Gaya as outstanding Grassroots parliamentarian; Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe as most innovative constituency project of the year; Senator Barnabas Gemade as the Apostle of Peace in the Senate; Senator Gbenga Ashafa as parliamentary Advocate for infrastructural development and Senator Ahmed Lawan won the award for longest serving parliamentarian.
Mr Olajide Owolabi Adelami, the director of procurement at the National Assembly, won the award for the parliamentary bureaucrat of the year.
Some outstanding journalists were recognized for their performances at the senate. James ltodo of FRCN won the reporter of the year award (Radio), lsmail Mudashir won the award for senate investigative reporter of the year; Francis Ojo(Champion Newspaper), photo journalist of the year; David West Okpoko(TVC ) Cameraman of the year while Matins Omoye of the Nigeria observer won the award for most active Press Corps Executive.