Senator Gbenga Daniel Marks 365 Days in the Red Chamber: A Year of Distinguished Service.

By Hussein Olanrewaju

Senator Gbenga Daniel has completed a remarkable first year in the Red Chamber, representing Ogun East Senatorial District. This district encompasses eleven Local Government Areas.


In just one year, Senator Daniel has set a record for Ogun State’s senatorial history by introducing an unprecedented eleven bills. These legislative efforts address key issues on both local and national levels. Notable bills include the South West Development Commission Bill, the Federal College of Aviation Technology Ilara Remo Bill, the Terminal Illness Trust Fund Bill, and the Media Practitioners Registration Council of Nigeria Bill. Other significant legislative initiatives involve amendments to the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure Act, Hospices(Establishment) bill, the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Birth-Right Citizenship) Bill, and the Border Communities Development Agency (Amendment) Bill, among others. These initiatives were highlighted during a media dialogue organized by the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun State Chapter, in Abeokuta.


During the event, Senator Daniel fielded a range of questions, showcasing his deep understanding of the challenges facing Ogun State and outlining his vision for progress. A notable action during his tenure was the motion titled “Urgent Need to Intervene in the Flooding Issues in Sagamu & Ijebu Areas,” moved on July 5, 2023. This motion prompted the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to visit the affected areas and provide necessary relief measures.


Senator Daniel’s impactful first year has reignited optimism among the people of Ogun State, reminiscent of his transformative tenure as Governor. His contributions in the National Assembly have renewed hopes that the benefits of democracy will reach the grassroots, fostering development and progress in the region.