THE MAN ANDY UBA AND HIS LEGISLATIVE PROWESS

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Distinguished Sen Andy Uba who hails from Uga in Aguata LGA of Anambra State is a ranking senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Growing, he had his primary and secondary education in Enugu where he obtained requisite primary and post primary qualifications. As a focused and articulative being, he proceeded to the United States where he obtained his Bachelors Degree in Geological sciences.

Uba’s interest in societal development moved him to join the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 1999; His loyalty, dedication and commitment earned him the position of the Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo on Domestic Affairs and Special Duties.

He further used his good offices to attract federal Attention to Anambra State. During his time, a number of Anambrarians were appointed as head of various Ministries Departments and Agencies of government.

In search of a perfect avenue to develop his state, Uba contested and won the Senatorial seat to represent the good people of Anambra south in the hallowed chambers of the Senate.

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Today, Senator Andy Uba, through courage and determination, has proven to be a leader by value and has provided good representation to his people having served in the Senate since 2011. Observing the man Andy uba, his antecedents and track records, it can be seen that he has distinguished himself as an all action, few talk and result orientated leader. Politics as it is practiced today can be seen as a game of mudslinging and banter throwing, where opponents throw ‘muds’ on each other to smear one another’s public image – but clearly, this is not the case with Senator Andy Uba, a reserved gentleman, devoid of propaganda, who focuses on nothing else but the task of qualitative leadership

In September 15, 2011, few months after assuming office as Senator, Andy Uba quickly swung into action and sponsored a bill for an Act to amend the companies’ income tax. In the same month, he sponsored another bill, A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of a scheme for compensation for criminal injuries. Between June and July 2012, he sponsored two bills, also among them is the Delegated Legislation, Monitoring and Control Bill 2012.

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In June 2016, he sponsored a bill on NPA’s transparency and privatization, the bill seeks to repeal the Nigerian Ports Authority Act, 2004 and reenact the Nigerian Ports and Harbours Authority to Provide for the Ownership, Management and Development of Ports and Harbours – the Bill proposes in part for the provision of an “appropriate institutional framework for the ownership, management and development of ports and harbours”.

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In April 2016, he sponsored a bill seeking to repeal the Consumer Protection Act, 2004 and enact the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Bill – this bill has passed second reading. Famous among the motions he sponsored is the one that sought State burial and Immortalization of late Ikemba of Nnewi, Chief Odimegwu Ojukwu. All these and many more bills and motions that are not captured here for sake of brevity have made him the Senator with the highest number of bills.

Having achieved this feats and made these notable impacts in the senate, Senator Andy Uba, given his level of experience and exposure, has the capacity to do more.

~ Andy Uba Media Ambassadors