ABOUT GBENGA ASHAFA

Gbenga Ashafa (born 22nd July 1955) is a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Lagos State. He represents Lagos East in the current 8th National Assembly. He is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

WORK IN THE SENATE

Senator Gbenga Ashafa was elected to the Nigerian Senate in April 2011 and re-elected in 2015. Over the course of his term at the Senate, he has sponsored twelve bills including the Income Tax Holiday Bill and the Harmful Waste Act Bill.

PROJECTS

Senator Ashafa has delivered community development projects through the Gbenga Ashafa Trust Endowment (G.A.T.E), and infrastructure development projects through his constituency offices across Lagos East since 2011.

APC

Senator Ashafa is a member of the All Progressives Congress. He was the Secretary of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Senate Caucus until the fusion of the ACN into the All Progressives Congress.

NEWS AND UPDATES

SENATE CONDUCTS OVERIGHT OF THE LAGOS – IBADAN SEGMENT OF THE LAGOS TO KANO RAILWAY MODERNISATION PROJECT- As Senator Gbenga Ashafa calls for maximization of Local Content in completion of the Project.

The Joint Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debt and Land Transport on Monday, 7th August, 2017 conducted an oversight visit to the Nigerian Railway Corporation Headquarters and the Project Office of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation CCECC in Ebute Metta, Lagos. The purpose of the visit was to assist the committee assess the…

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Ashafa Wants Universities To Train Rail Engineers

Lagos- The Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, Senator ‘Gbenga Ashafa has called on the Faculties of engineering in Nigerian Universities to immediately commence the training of Rail-infrastructure engineers. He made the call at the ground- breaking ceremony to mark the commencement of the construction of the Lagos-Kano standard gauge railway system with an extension to…

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SPEECH DELIVERED BY SENATOR GBENGA ASHAFA AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE AGRICULTURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM ORGANISED BY SENATOR OLUGBENGA ASHAFA IN CONJUNCTION WITH SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF NIGERIA’S ON THE 23RD OF FENRUARY 2016 IN LAGOS.

It gives me great pleasure to be here amongst you this morning. As a Senator Representing Lagos East Senatorial District at the Upper chamber of the National Assembly It remains my core mandate to provide good quality representation for my constituents; to ensure that I give Lagos East a resounding voice on National Issues and…

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REMARKS BY DISTINGUISHED SENATOR ‘GBENGA B. ASHAFA AT THE PUBLIC HEARING OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON DRUGS AND NARCORTICS ON THE, NIGERIAN DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY ACT, AMMENDMENT BILL, 2016 SPONSORED BY SENATOR GBENGA B. ASHAFA.

  Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, let me thank you all for granting me audience at this important occasion. While I am the sponsor of this Bill, at an occasion like this, the Chairman of this distinguished committee and the members of the committee take the center-stage as regards the passage of this simple but…

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SPEECH DELIVERED BY SENATOR ‘GBENGA B. ASHAFA, CHAIRMAN JOINT SENATE COMMITTEE ON LAND TRANSPORT, MARINE TRANSPORT AND AVIATION AT THE INNAUGURATION OF THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON THE NATIONAL TRANSPORT COMMISSION ESTABLISHMENT (NTC) BILL 2016 (SB.242). HELD TUESDAY THURSDAY 2ND JANUARY, 2016.

On Tuesday, 6th December, 2016, the Senate Joint Committee on Land Transport, Marine Transport and Aviation held its public hearing on the Nigerian Transport Commission Bill, which had in attendance most of us here present. From our understanding of the Nigerian Transport Commission Bill, THE FOCUS OF THE COMMISSION when established would be to: 1.…

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