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Hon Onawo's Certificate

 

I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to my constituents of Awe/Doma/Keana Federal Constituency for re-electing me to the federal House of Representatives.

I am honored and humbled that you have placed your trust in me.

It has been so encouraging to meet so many of you during my campaign travels who share the zeal for the development of our constituency.

Although I enjoyed representing you in different capacities for the years past, I know I will find many new ways of improving on what we have so far achieved for the Constituency, because I now know better.

The support I received during the election period was incredible and I owe it to you.

With your trust, I will work tirelessly on your behalf to help address challenges, and to secure lasting and meaningful improvements to the quality of our lives.

Not only am I thankful for your support, but also for all the candidates who offered to serve their communities and seek solutions for public problem. I give credit to those with the initiative to do so.

May I also use this opportunity to thank all those who sent in congratulatory messages through the facebook, SMS, whatsapp messages or made personal contacts . I am very grateful and May God bless you all.

Again, I thank you for the opportunity to serve.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 19:59

Culled from This Days Newspaper

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House Committee Lauds FG’s New Automotive Policy

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Olusegun Aganga,                                             Hon. Mohammed Ogoshi Onawo 

(Trade and Industry Minister)                 ( Chairman House Committee on Industry)

 

The House of Representatives Committee on Industry has commended the federal government for the introduction of the new automotive policy, saying the policy will help transform the automotive sector.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) had recently approved new measures aimed at transforming the automotive sector and ultimately put Nigeria among the league of auto-producing countries.

Speaking during an oversight visit to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment in Abuja, the Chairman, House Committee on Industry, Hon. Mohammed Ogoshi Onawo, said the implementation of the new measures would attract new investments into the sector, protect local automotive manufacturers and create employment.

Onawo, who was accompanied by 12 other members of the committee, said: “I was pleased to hear about the new measures by the Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment to transform the automotive sector.  Of particular interest to me is how to use tariff to protect local manufacturers. One of the major challenges facing those manufacturing cars in Nigeria is the tariff structure.

“If somebody who is importing a complete car is paying less than somebody who is manufacturing, then you are not encouraging the person who is manufacturing. With the new measures being put in place by the ministry. I am sure it will protect those investors who are willing to come to Nigeria and invest in assembling or manufacturing  vehicles here.”

 

Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 09:43 Read more...

culled from the nation news paper

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National Assembly promises to improve business climate

National Assembly promises to improve business climate

Posted by: Our Reporter in Business 11 days ago

The National Assembly has pledged to improve the operating environment for industries.

Chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Industries, Hon. Mohammed Onawo, said the National Assembly understands the challenges facing companies in terms of infrastructure and it is working to improve the operating environment for companies.

Speaking during a visit to PZ Cussons Nigeria, Onawo said the legislators were considering appropriate legislative steps to improve operating environment for companies.

The courtesy visit to PZ Cussons Nigeria was part of the Committee’s oversight function on Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and it was specifically meant to appreciate the company’s prompt statutory contribution and support to ITF in human resource training and development.

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013 21:45 Read more...

Culled From CKN Nigeria

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House Of Reps Members Disagree Over Goodluck's Congratulatory Advert

THE atmosphere at the House was charged yesterday following a motion under matters of privilege raised by Honorable Mohammed Onawo over the inclusion of his name  in an advertorial purportedly signed by 140 PDP members and placed in some national newspapers to congratulate President Goodluck Jonathan on the occasion of the nation’s 53rd Independence anniversary. Honorable Onawo, who claimed to belong to the  Alhaji Kawu Baraje-led faction of the new PDP said, “I was shocked to see this publication with my name.” According to him, “this publication gives the impression that we are not operating as one and that the House is not operating as one House and this is not good for this country.” The lawmaker further alleged that the advert was a ploy to divide the House saying that only 140 out of the 208 PDP members were listed in the paid coloured advert. The Speaker, Honourable Tambuwal who presided over the session in his ruling on the point of order appealed to members to always consult their colleagues before putting their names on adverts and other publications. Meanwhile, briefing newsmen after the session, Hon. Onawo alongside the caucus leader of the new PDP in the House, Hon. Andrew Uchendu further explained that about 22 of them were included on the advertorial without their consent and that was why he raised an objection.  According to Honourable Onawo, “as at the beginning of today’s sitting, we were about 22 complaining together but because I was the most aggrieved, I moved the point of order on the floor. My grouse was that my name featured in the publication without my consent. If we were to congratulate the president, we should have done it as a house. We are 208 PDP members in the House but only 140 signed the congratulatory message. It means a group of people are trying to divide the House.” The leader of the new PDP caucus Hon. Uchendu, however ,described the action of those who placed the advert as an attempt to create the impression that they were loyal to the president than others. According to him, “Mr. Speaker had advised us that we should maintain peace and cohesion in the interest of the nation. So why would few persons go to the press and put in names of PDP members whom they consulted and those they did not consult. They want to give the impression that they are loyal to the president. Mr. president is my man too and I am loyal to him.”

“Mr. Speaker had advised us that we should maintain peace and cohesion in the interest of the nation. So why would few persons go to the press and put in names of PDP members whom they consulted and those they did not consult. They want to give the impression that they are loyal to the president. Mr. president is my man too and I’ m loyal to him,” he said.

By Saint Mugaga, Abuja

- See more at: http://thewillnigeria.com/news/independence-anniversary-house-divided-over-congratulatory-message-to-jonathan/#sthash.PRxRBy1g.dpuf

“Mr. Speaker had advised us that we should maintain peace and cohesion in the interest of the nation. So why would few persons go to the press and put in names of PDP members whom they consulted and those they did not consult. They want to give the impression that they are loyal to the president. Mr. president is my man too and I’ m loyal to him,” he said.

By Saint Mugaga, Abuja

- See more at: http://thewillnigeria.com/news/independence-anniversary-house-divided-over-congratulatory-message-to-jonathan/#sthash.PRxRBy1g.dpuf

“Mr. Speaker had advised us that we should maintain peace and cohesion in the interest of the nation. So why would few persons go to the press and put in names of PDP members whom they consulted and those they did not consult. They want to give the impression that they are loyal to the president. Mr. president is my man too and I’ m loyal to him,” he said.

By Saint Mugaga, Abuja

- See more at: http://thewillnigeria.com/news/independence-anniversary-house-divided-over-congratulatory-message-to-jonathan/#sthash.PRxRBy1g.dpuf

“Mr. Speaker had advised us that we should maintain peace and cohesion in the interest of the nation. So why would few persons go to the press and put in names of PDP members whom they consulted and those they did not consult. They want to give the impression that they are loyal to the president. Mr. president is my man too and I’ m loyal to him,” he said.

By Saint Mugaga, Abuja

- See more at: http://thewillnigeria.com/news/independence-anniversary-house-divided-over-congratulatory-message-to-jonathan/#sthash.PRxRBy1g.dpuf

SAN FRANCISCO, October 02, (THEWILL) – The House of Representatives resumed plenary Wednesday with protest by lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against a paid advertorial in some national newspapers congratulating President Goodluck Jonathan on the occasion of the nation’s 53rd independence anniversary.

140 members of the PDP loyal to the Alhaji Bamanga Tukur-led faction in the House had on Tuesday, October 1 placed advertisement in some national newspapers congratulating the president.  But some members whose name appeared on the advert complained that it was without their consent.

The development came amid allegation that each of the 140 members who signed the advert may have collected $25,000 each to work against the leadership of the House.

But rising under matters of privilege at Wednesday’s plenary, Hon. Mohammed Onawo ( PDP, Nasarawa), had   drawn  the attention of the House to the adverts placed in some national newspapers congratulating the president where his name was also listed.

According to the lawmaker, the advert was an attempt to cause disharmony in the House as only 140 out of the 208 PDP members were listed, adding that there were insinuations that each of those listed as congratulating the president had been paid $25,000 each.

Speaker of the House, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who presided over the session, in his ruling on the point of order, however appealed to members to always consult their colleagues before putting their names on advert and other publications.

Briefing the media after the session, Hon. Onawo, alongside caucus leader of the new PDP in the House, Hon. Andrew Uchendu (New PDP, Rivers) explained that about 22 of them were included In the advertorial without their consent and that was why he raised an objection.

“As at the beginning of today’s (Wednesday) sitting, we were about 22 complaining together but because I was the most aggrieved, I moved the point of order on the floor.

“My grouse was that my name featured in the publication without my consent. If we were to congratulate the president, we should have done it as a House. We are 208 PDP members in the House but only 140 signed the congratulatory message. It means a group of people are trying to divide the House,” he said.

Onawo, who was speaker of Nasarawa State House of Assembly for eight years,  insisted that though he could not confirm that $25,000 was given to the members, stories are flying around that they were actually given the money whereas he did not collect anything, yet his name was listed.

In his contribution, New PDP caucus leader, Hon. Uchendu, said the Speaker had before now enjoined all factions to sheathe their swords in the interest of peace and unity of the nation and wondered why some members of the party would go ahead to sponsor a paid advert for the president without the knowledge of the entire House.

He described the action of those who placed the advert as an attempt to create the impression that they were loyal to the president than others.

“Mr. Speaker had advised us that we should maintain peace and cohesion in the interest of the nation. So why would few persons go to the press and put in names of PDP members whom they consulted and those they did not consult. They want to give the impression that they are loyal to the president. Mr. president is my man too and I’ m loyal to him,” he said.

By Saint Mugaga, Abuja

- See more at: http://thewillnigeria.com/news/independence-anniversary-house-divided-over-congratulatory-message-to-jonathan/#sthash.PRxRBy1g.dpuf

SAN FRANCISCO, October 02, (THEWILL) – The House of Representatives resumed plenary Wednesday with protest by lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against a paid advertorial in some national newspapers congratulating President Goodluck Jonathan on the occasion of the nation’s 53rd independence anniversary.

140 members of the PDP loyal to the Alhaji Bamanga Tukur-led faction in the House had on Tuesday, October 1 placed advertisement in some national newspapers congratulating the president.  But some members whose name appeared on the advert complained that it was without their consent.

The development came amid allegation that each of the 140 members who signed the advert may have collected $25,000 each to work against the leadership of the House.

But rising under matters of privilege at Wednesday’s plenary, Hon. Mohammed Onawo ( PDP, Nasarawa), had   drawn  the attention of the House to the adverts placed in some national newspapers congratulating the president where his name was also listed.

According to the lawmaker, the advert was an attempt to cause disharmony in the House as only 140 out of the 208 PDP members were listed, adding that there were insinuations that each of those listed as congratulating the president had been paid $25,000 each.

Speaker of the House, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who presided over the session, in his ruling on the point of order, however appealed to members to always consult their colleagues before putting their names on advert and other publications.

Briefing the media after the session, Hon. Onawo, alongside caucus leader of the new PDP in the House, Hon. Andrew Uchendu (New PDP, Rivers) explained that about 22 of them were included In the advertorial without their consent and that was why he raised an objection.

“As at the beginning of today’s (Wednesday) sitting, we were about 22 complaining together but because I was the most aggrieved, I moved the point of order on the floor.

“My grouse was that my name featured in the publication without my consent. If we were to congratulate the president, we should have done it as a House. We are 208 PDP members in the House but only 140 signed the congratulatory message. It means a group of people are trying to divide the House,” he said.

Onawo, who was speaker of Nasarawa State House of Assembly for eight years,  insisted that though he could not confirm that $25,000 was given to the members, stories are flying around that they were actually given the money whereas he did not collect anything, yet his name was listed.

In his contribution, New PDP caucus leader, Hon. Uchendu, said the Speaker had before now enjoined all factions to sheathe their swords in the interest of peace and unity of the nation and wondered why some members of the party would go ahead to sponsor a paid advert for the president without the knowledge of the entire House.

He described the action of those who placed the advert as an attempt to create the impression that they were loyal to the president than others.

“Mr. Speaker had advised us that we should maintain peace and cohesion in the interest of the nation. So why would few persons go to the press and put in names of PDP members whom they consulted and those they did not consult. They want to give the impression that they are loyal to the president. Mr. president is my man too and I’ m loyal to him,” he said.

By Saint Mugaga, Abuja

- See more at: http://thewillnigeria.com/news/independence-anniversary-house-divided-over-congratulatory-message-to-jonathan/#sthash.PRxRBy1g.dpuf

“Mr. Speaker had advised us that we should maintain peace and cohesion in the interest of the nation. So why would few persons go to the press and put in names of PDP members whom they consulted and those they did not consult. They want to give the impression that they are loyal to the president. Mr. president is my man too and I’ m loyal to him,” he said.

By Saint Mugaga, Abuja

- See more at: http://thewillnigeria.com/news/independence-anniversary-house-divided-over-congratulatory-message-to-jonathan/#sthash.PRxRBy1g.dpuf

“Mr. Speaker had advised us that we should maintain peace and cohesion in the interest of the nation. So why would few persons go to the press and put in names of PDP members whom they consulted and those they did not consult. They want to give the impression that they are loyal to the president. Mr. president is my man too and I’ m loyal to him,” he said.

By Saint Mugaga, Abuja

- See more at: http://thewillnigeria.com/news/independence-anniversary-house-divided-over-congratulatory-message-to-jonathan/#sthash.PRxRBy1g.dpuf
Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013 21:20

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