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A look into the profile of Sen. Bima


Senator Muhammad Bima Enagi is a Nigerian politician who represents the Niger south sneatorial district at the Red chamber of the National Assembly. He emerged victorious in 2019 after a highly and keenly contested election where Bima got the mantle from the then senator, Mustapha Sani. In the general elections Sen. Bima who contested under the political platform of the All Progressive Congress(APC) polled 160,614 votes against his closest opponent, Baba Shehu Agaie of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 90,978 votes.

Senator Bima enrolled in to the Senate chamber after retiring from the Central Bank of Nigeria as a Director where he served diligently and commendably. As an indigene of Enagi under Edati local government of Niger state, Sen. Bima is representing eight powerful local governments which include Again, Bida, Edati, Gbako,Katcha, Lapai, Lavun and Mokwa. This political zone otherwise referred to as the Zone A constitutes the largest portion of population in the state.

As a lawmaker, Senator Bima has comparatively proven a mark by sponsoring about eleven important bills on the floor of the National Assembly. Some of the popular bills include the Bill for the establishment of National Rice Development Council 2019, Bill for the establishment of National Shea-nut Development Council and the Bill for an Act to Prohibit/Regulate the importation/use of generating sets to curb the menace of Environmental (air) pollution and to facilitate the Development of the Power Sector. 2020 (SB 366). The latter bill however, was widely criticized due to the inability of the public to understand the point where the Senator was driving at.
The Generator Bill as proposed by the Senator was to find a means whereby the power sector can be put in order. It is obvious that most Nigerians go for generators as alternatives to the poor amd unstable power supply in the country and that is why there is less attention towards revitalizing the sector. 
Furthermore, the senator has successfully moved series of motions among them is the the need to address the non-takeoff of the Hydro Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPADEC) nine years after its passage into law. While moving the motion on the floor of the National Assembly, Sen. Bima said since the bill was asented in 2010 by the Jonathan administration   a whooping sum of N354, 570, 637million was appropriated to the commission in 2011, N247, 500, 000 million in 2014 and N10, 106, 632million in 2015 , totalling N612, 177,269 million. 
He added that despite those allocations made, the commission has not taken off and this has brought enormous hardship on the people of the areas.It can be recalled that Nigerlites especially those in the affected areas have been agitating for the realization of the HYPADEC bill.

Rolling his calendar, Senator Bima has been able to touch other practicable facet  in his constituency outreach. The senator has organised a free medical outreach at Enagi where about 40 surgical operations where carried out by medical personnel. Also, as parts of his Social Community Outreach Programme, Senator Bima has rehabilated boreholes across various local communities in Niger south senatorial district. 
In the same vein, the Senator was accompanied by the Comissioner for Transport Yar'adua some months back to supervise the work of a 2km Ndaduma Primary and Secondary Shool fencing project. 
Similarly, in a bid to provide succour to communities that experience hardship sourcing potable drinking water within Niger South Senatorial District, Senator Bima has reached an agreement with DRILL TECHNICAL LTD to Sink 40 Motorized Solar Powered Borehole in the 8 Local Government Areas of the Niger South Senatorial District.
Senator Bima as the Vice Chairman Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural development has made sure that his constituents were provided with relief materials during the Corona epidemic. On job provision to his constituents which may not appear public, Senator Bima has secured appointments for various people in institutions such as National Identity Management Commission, Federal Inland Revenue Services, Federal Fire Services among other MDAs.

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