Satty Davies Gogwim

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

Satty Davies Gogwim
Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Plateau Central Senatorial District
In office
29 May 2007 – May 2011
Preceded byCosmos Niagwan
Succeeded byJoshua Dariye
Personal details
Born (1949-07-27) 27 July 1949 (age 71)
Plateau State, Nigeria
Died6/4/2021

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]

Political careerEdit

Gogwim was elected to represent Plateau Central in the Senate in 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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Satty D. Gogwim". National Assembly of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2010-06-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators..." ThisDay. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ ABDUL-RAHMAN ABUBAKAR (12 January 2010). "Money bags, problem of Plateau PDP –Gogwim". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2010-06-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)