Anthony O. Agbo
|Senator for Ebonyi North|
|Assumed office |
29 May 2007
|Preceded by||Christopher Nshi|
|Born||Ebonyi State, Nigeria|
Agbo was educated at Ebonyi State University and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, graduating in 1988. He was elected to the Enugu State House Of Assembly (before Ebonyi state was formed from part of Enugu), and was appointed Speaker. Later he was Commissioner of Finance (1999–2003) and Commissioner of Public Utilities (2003–2005) for Ebonyi State. Outside his political career, Agbo is a poet who has published his work in several journals and is a sponsor of Nigerian literature.
After taking his seat in the Senate in May 2007 Agbo was appointed to committees on National Identity Card & Population, Housing, Federal Capital Territory and Drugs Narcotics Anti Corruption. In April 2008 he was appointed vice-chairman of a committee investigating Mallam Nasir el-Rufai's administration of the FCT. In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, This Day noted that he had sponsored bills on the Nigerian Congressional Medal of Honour Award, the National Cooperative Society Federation and the Nigerian Unified Filed Institute, and had sponsored or co-sponsored many motions. He was active in plenary and committee work.
Agbo has canvassed for establishment of a Ministry for the disabled. In an interview in March 2009, speaking of Nigeria in general and Abuja FCT in particular, he said that the program to rebrand Nigeria would not work until the place was indeed an attractive place to visit, with good infrastructure, a clean environment and security. In July 2009 he called for establishment of anti-corruption personnel in Nigerian embassies across the world to detect corrupt practices, working closely with foreign agencies.
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References[edit source | edit]
- "Sen. Anthony O. Agbo". National Assembly of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
- ONYINYE IHEZUKWU (July 3, 2009). "Keeney, Barrett Raise The Stakes For Literary Fervour". Leadership. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
- "Poems by Anthony Agbo". Sentinel Nigeria #2. May 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
- Kenny Ashaka (March 9, 2009). "Senatorial shocker on how El-Rufai raped FCT". Online Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
- "An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators..." ThisDay. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
- Ogbonnaya Obinna (2009-04-13). "Senator seeks creation of ministry for the disabled". The Nation. Archived from the original on 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
- Dennis Agbo (30 March 2009). "Clean Up Citizens' Psyche Before Rebranding - Senator Agbo". Vanguard. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
- Jeff Amechi Agbodo (31 July 2009). "Senator wants EFCC, ICPC offices in all Nigerian embassies". Nigerian Compass. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
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