Ramoni Olalekan Mustapha

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Ramoni Olalekan Mustapha
National Senator
In office
May 2007 – May 2011
Preceded by Tokunbo Ogunbanjo
Succeeded by Sefiu Adegbenga Kaka
Constituency Ogun East
Personal details
Born (1960-02-25) 25 February 1960 (age 54)
Ijebu Igbo
Political party People Democratic Party (PDP)
Profession Public Servant, Politician
Religion Islam

Ramoni Olalekan Mustapha is a Nigerian senator who represented the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State. He became a member of the Senate of Nigeria in 2007.[1] Running for re-election on the Labour Party ticket in the 2011 elections, he polled only 8,762 votes. Sefiu Adegbenga Kaka of the ACN won with 76,543 votes.[2] He became a board member of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) in 2011.

Background[edit]

Ramoni Olalekan Mustapha was born in 25 February 1960. He has a National Diploma in Public Health from the Ogun State College of Health Technology. Prior to election to the senate, he was Chairman of the Ogun State Task Force on Building Projects. He was Chairman of the Ijebu North Local Government, Ijebu-Igbo (1996–1997), and was elected as a member of the House of Representatives (2003–2007) for the Ijebu North/East/Ogun Waterside constituency.[1][3]

Senate career[edit]

Ramoni O Mustapha was elected to the National Senate for the Ogun East constituency in 2007 and was appointed to committees on Niger Delta, Interior Affairs, Commerce and Capital Markets.[1] His election was challenged, but in May 2008 the Election Petition Tribunal upheld his election.[4]

In September 2007, Sen Olalekan Mustapha sponsored an Environmental Health Control Bill.[5] In December 2007, Senator Mustapha and five other members of the Senate Committee on the Interior Ministry made an official tour of Seme, where they inspected the chaotic conditions of the Nigerian posts at the Benin Republic border.[6]

In May 2008, Senate President David Mark named members of the committee to review the 1999 constitution, to be headed by Senator Ike Ekweremadu. Olalekan Mustapha was one of the members chosen to represent the southwest zone.[7]

In an August 2008 report the Senate Committee on Interior, chaired by Olalekan Mustapha, reported that prisons across the country were in poor repair and no longer fit for human habitation. In addition, the prisons were severely overcrowded. The report urgued funding for improvements.[8] In February 2009, Olalekan Mustapha visited London, England to discuss terms for repatriation of over 800 Nigerian prisoners.[9]

Ijebu State[edit]

There has been a move to carve a new state - Ijebu - out of Ogun State, with roughly the same boundaries as the old Ijebu kingdom.[10] Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun state supports the change, but is in dispute with the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, about where the capital should be located.[11] Lekan Mustapha also actively supports the creation of the state.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Ramoni O Mustapha". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2009-09-18. [dead link]
  2. ^ "NASS ELECTION: Heavyweights bite dust •Sheriff, Omisore, Oyinlola, Aliero, Agagu, Orji Kalu, Bankole lose". Nigerian Daily. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Olalekan Mustapha". AfDevInfo. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  4. ^ "Why N'assembly is Probing - Senator Mustapha". This Day. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  5. ^ "BILLS PROGRESSION". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2009-09-18. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Wheat from my granary". The Daily Sun. December 20, 2007. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  7. ^ "Ekweremadu, Makarfi, 35 others make Senate constitution review committee". The Daily Sun. May 9, 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  8. ^ "Senate Decries Prison Congestion". This Day. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  9. ^ "Credit Crunch! Britain To Repatriate 800 Nigerian". ModernGhana.com. 22 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  10. ^ "Awujale canvasses commitment to Ijebu State". National Daily. December 15, 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-12. [dead link]
  11. ^ Olusola Balogun (10 January 2009). "Daniel, Awujale Disagree Over Ijebu State". Daily Independent. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  12. ^ "Welcome to Ijebu State's Website". Senator Lekan Mustapha. Retrieved 2009-11-12.