Satty Davies Gogwim

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Satty Davies Gogwim
Senator for Plateau Central
In office
29 May 2007 – May 2011
Preceded by Cosmos Niagwan
Succeeded by Joshua Dariye
Personal details
Born (1949-07-27) 27 July 1949 (age 65)
Plateau State, Nigeria

Satty Davies Gogwim (born 27 July 1949) was elected Senator for the Plateau Central constituency of Plateau State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2007. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).[1]

Gogwim obtained an advanced diploma in Accounts/Budgeting, a Diploma in Law and an advanced diploma in Law / Conflict Management at the University of Jos. He became a Finance Officer In The Nigerian Army, Administrative Officer, Audit Officer and Budget Officer.[1]

Gogwim was elected to represent Plateau Central in the Senate the April 2007 elections on the Action Congress (AC) ticket. However, he later transferred to the PDP due to frustration with the AC national leadership.[2] After taking his seat in the Senate, he was appointed to committees on Water Resources, Privatization, Integration & Cooperation, Industry, Independent National Electoral Commission and Drugs Narcotics Anti Corruption.[1]

In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, ThisDay noted that Gogwim had sponsored bills for National Visual Testing and safety Scheme, National Health Insurance Scheme Act Amendment, National Infrastructure Development Fund and Compulsory HIV Testing of Alleged Sexual Offenders, and co-sponsored other motions. He contributed well to debates in plenary while engaging himself with committee activities.[3]

In an interview in January 2010 Gogwim talked about the ongoing dispute in Plateau State between Governor Jonah Jang and the faction led by former senator Ibrahim Mantu and ex-governor Joshua Dariye, saying all the problems in the state were in their hands. He also spoke against the proposal that politicians who left their party should automatically lose their seats, noting that when he switched to the PDP all his people had come with him and only troublemakers had stayed behind in the AC.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Satty D. Gogwim". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2010-06-07. [dead link]
  2. ^ ABDUL-RAHMAN ABUBAKAR & TURAKI A. HASSAN (22 July 2009). "I was frustrated out of AC, says Sen Gogwim". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  3. ^ "An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators...". ThisDay. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  4. ^ ABDUL-RAHMAN ABUBAKAR (12 January 2010). "Money bags, problem of Plateau PDP –Gogwim". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2010-06-07.