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Up, Close And Personal: Read The Profile Of The Newly Elected Deputy Speaker, House Of Reps, Hon. Ahmed Idris (Maje)


Hon. Idris Ahmed Maje was born on the 1st June, 1964 in Bashar District of Wase Local Government Area, Plateau State to the family of Mallam Idris. Growing up as a child, engaging in local farming activities was inevitable as that was the common practice in the early days.
He enrolled into LSB Primary School Bashar where he obtained His First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) in 1978.
He then proceeded to Government Secondary school Mbar and he was later transferred to Government Secondary school Dengi the present day Kanam Local Government Area. In his quest for knowledge and pursuit for education, Hon. Ahmed Idris gained admission into Plateau state Polytechnic to study Civil Engineering in 1983, where he obtained a National Diploma in Civil Engineering in 1986. As a foremost writer Henry Ford will say ‘’He who stop learning is old whether at the age of twenty or eighty’’ Hon. Maje applied for a Higher National Diploma programme with the Kaduna State Polytechnic and bagged the Certificate in Civil Engineering in 1995.
Learning they Say never stops. In his zeal for good governance and desire to serve his constituency better, He applied for a postgraduate programme at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, United states where he bagged an executive certificate course in governance in 2016. Hon. Idris maje was elected into the lower Chamber of the National Assembly in 2007 and is currently serving his third term as a member of House of Representatives, Wase Federal Constituency.
Hon. Idris Ahmed Maje’s has demonstrated to his constituents that good governance and quality representation is possible hence the positive impact to the masses, giving priority to Education, Health, Good Road and water as his legislative interest. Also accredited to him are the following; Sponsorship of Students Scholarships, Infrastructural Development which includes: Solar Street lights, Hand pump and Motorized Bores-holes, Renovation of Primary Healthcare Centres, Building of Skills Acquisition Centres, lobbying for the Construction of Roads and Renovation of Secondary and Primary Schools etc.
He is an effective advocate for Youth Empowerment and poverty Alleviation. He has achieved these through: issuing of grants to the Youths and providing welfare packages to the less privileged.
Prior to serving as Member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ahmed Idris worked with Bauchi State Ministry of Environment from 1988 – 2002, from there he proceeded to College of Education Gindiri as a Non-Academic Staff between 1996 -2005 where he held the following positions:
Technical Officer & Assistant 1987-1988
Chief Technical Officer 1987-1988
Director of Works (Acting Capacity) 1988-2002
Director of Works (Acting Capacity) 1996-1997
Physical Planning (Acting Capacity) 2003-2005
OTHER POSITIONS HELD BY HON. IDRIS AHMED MAJE INCLUDE;
Head of Section, Civil & Maintenance, Works Dept. C.O.E., Gindiri
Member, Sub-Establishment Committee, C.O.E., Gindiri
Chairman, Non-Academic Staff Union, C.O.E., Gindiri 1989-1994
Chairman, Senior Staff Welfare Committee 1990-1993
Chairman, Joint Academic & Non-Academic Staff Union of
Plateau State Tertiary Institutions 1992-1994
President, Civil Eng. Students Asso., Kaduna Poly Branch 1994-1995
Dir. Of organization, Gamji Memorial Club, KadPoly Branch 1994-1995
Chairman, Non-Academic Staff Union, Plateau State Council 1999-2002
Chairman, Non-Academic Staff Union, C.O.E., Gindiri branch 1992-2002
Executive Secretary, Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board from 2005-2006.
The position he held till elected by the people of Wase to represent them as a Member, Federal House of Representatives, Wase Constituency.
A committed Member of All Progressive Congress and a passionate public servant; Ahmed has spent his life in the Green-Chamber advocating for real solutions that are capable of expanding opportunity for all Nigerians.
As the Chairman House Committee on Federal Character, he focused on many issues across the federal government, such as fixing our broken Federal Character Commission, strengthening National development, Holding Public Servants accountable through a bill he sponsored to repeal the Miscellaneous Offences, promoting job-creation by directly involving himself in making sure that the people he represents are given a chance in employment opportunities, and Infrastructural Development.
During the 7th & 8th Assembly, Hon. Ahmed Idris served as:
Sub-Committee Chairman, Federal Character, House of Reps – 2007-2011
Member, House Committee on Emergency & Disaster – 2007-2011
Member, House Committee on Public Service & Fed. Character – 2007-2011
Member, House Committee on Environment – 2007-2011
Member, House Committee on Area Councils – 2011-2015
Member, House Committee on Capital Market – 2011-2015
Member, House Committee on Public Accounts – 2011-2015
Member, House Committee on Poverty Alleviation – 2011-2015
Member, House Committee on Housing & Habitat – 2011-2015
Chairman, House Committee on Federal Character – 2011-2015
Member, House Committee on Housing – 2015-DATE
Member, House Committee on Justice – 2015-DATE
Member, House Committee on Gas – 2015-DATE
Member, House Committee on Public Petitions – 2015-DATE
Member, House Committee on Capital Market – 2015-DATE
Chairman, House Committee on Federal Character – 2015-DATE
MOTIONS MOVED AT THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE:
Motion on the Urgent Need to Deploy Mobile Police Squadron to Occupy the Completed Police Base at Kadarko, Wase LGA of Plateau state.
Motion on the Urgent Need to Assist Victims of Flood and Storm Disaster in Wase LGA of Plateau state.
Motion to Investigate the Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Job Applicants at the Recent Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Recruitment Test.
Motion to Urge the Executive Arm of Government to Reconsider the Constitution of a Special Committee to Conduct Fresh Recruitment Exercise into the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).
Motion to Investigate the Incident of Ghost Workers in the Federal Civil Service and the Monies Purportedly Saved Therefrom.
Motion to Investigate the Functionality or Otherwise of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras Installed Within Abuja and Environs.
Motion to Investigate the Incident Surrounding the Grounding of the Aircraft Belonging to Rivers State Government at Akure on Friday, 26th April, 2013.
Motion to Condemn the Incident Surrounding the Prevention of Rivers State Governor from Access to the Rivers State Government House on 12th Sept., 2013.
Motion to Condemn the Incident Surrounding the Stoning of Visiting Governor’s Convoy by Protesters on Tuesday, 16th July at Port Harcourt International Airport.
Motion to Investigate the Removal of Heads of Aviation Industries (NCAA, FAAN, NAMA AND NCAT) on March 11, 2014.
BILLS SPONSORED INCLUDE:
A Bill for An Act To Amend The Currency Conversion (Freezing Orders) Act Cap. C43, Laws Of The Federation Of Nigeria, 2004 To Give Discretionary Powers To The Judge Of A High Court, To Order Forfeiture Of Assets Of Affected Persons; And For Related Matters.
A Bill For An Act To Amend The Federal Character Commission (Establishment Etc) Act, Cap. F7, Laws Of The Federation Of Nigeria, 2004 And For Other Matters Connected Thereto.
Bill For An Act To Prohibit Any Form Of Expenditure In Default Of Or Contrary To Appropriation By Heads Of MDAs, To Facilitate Accountable Governance And Other Matters Related Thereto.
A Bill For An Act To Amend The Federal Character Commission (Establishment Etc) Act, Cap. F7, Laws Of The Federation Of Nigeria 2004, By Giving The Commission Additional Powers To Enable It Discharge Its Functions More Effectively; And For Related Matter.
A Bill For An Act To Amend The Public Account Implementation Tribunal Act Cap P36, Laws Of The Federation Of Nigeria, 2004.
A Bill for An Act to Amend The Federal Commissions (Privileges and Immunities) (Amendment) Act Cap. F9 LFN 2004 to Reflect the Intention of the Act By Capturing All The Commissions Established Under the Constitution of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 and Deleting Inconsistent Provisions.
A Bill for an Act to Repeal the Miscellaneous Offences Act, Cap. M17, LFN, 2004.
Hon. Idris Ahmed Maje has attended several workshops, seminars and conference locally and internationally. He is happily married with children.

Credit: Amb. Friday Bako

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