Born in Kano state on 7th January 1974, Dino is a Senator and a member of the 8th National Assembly, representing Kogi West constituency. He was a member of the ruling party, APC and also the Chairman Senate Committee on FCT but later decamp to the PDP the platform he won again for the second time in the Senate representing Kogi West
Dino was an active member of the student union during his undergraduate studies at Ahmadu Bello University where he was studying geography. He went on to lead the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), African Youth Council and Commonwealth Youth Council. He was subsequently appointed as the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Council on Youth by then President Olusegun Obasanjo.
His political career started early on, he is known for his bold moves, swagger and stylish personality.
Melaye was known for his strong opposition to the Goodluck Jonathan presidency. He was a Member House of Representatives under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party and later decamp to All Progressive Congress
In 2015, he won Kogi Senatorial West district under the platform of the All Progressives Congress He seconded the nomination of Senator Bukola Saraki that led to his emergence as Senate President.
DINO MELAYE’S AUTHORSHIP
His 600-paged book “ Antidotes for Corruption, The Nigerian Story “ was launched on 15th May 2017. This occasion was graced by who of who within Nigeria’s polity such as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremmadu, Speaker House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara, former first lady, Patience Jonathan, Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Bello Mohammed, his Labour and Productivity counterpart, Dr. Chris Ngige and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr. Anyim Pius Anyim,Dr Emeka Anyaoku, Jerry Rawlings, amongst others.
The event took place at Yar’adua Centre in Abuja.
CONTRIBUTIONS & BILLS PASSED AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
Constituency projects are a vital responsibility of every legislator. During his time at the lower legislative chambers, Dino pushed for electricity, solar power, motorized boreholes in over 15 wards, purchase of free jamb forms and payment of tuition fees to the betterment of Kogites.
Some of the Bills sponsored by Senator Dino Melaye:
Economic and Financial Crime Commission (Establishment, etc.) Bill 2015 (SB.94)-1ST READING
Disability Integration Bill 2015 (SB. 95)
Ecclesiastical Court (Establishment, etc.) Bill 2015 (SB.96) – 1ST READING
Protection Against Domestic Violence Act (Amendment) Bill 2015 (SB.97)
Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract Act Cap D3 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill 2015 (SB. 98) – 1ST READING
Lobbying Disclosure Act (Amendment) Bill 2015 (SB 99) passed 2nd reading to the committee on Judiciary.
Anti-Jungle Justice Bill 2015 (SB. 109), passed 2nd reading to the committee on Judiciary.
Price Control and anti-protesting Bill 2015 (SB 110)
National Lottery Act 2005 (Amendment) Bill 2016 (SB: 227) Passed.
Lobbying (Regulations) Bill 2016 (SB. 258) 1ST READING
National Orientation Agency Act (Amendment) Bill 2016 (SB. 333)
Residency Right for every citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Bill 2016 (AB. 356) 1ST READING
Federal University of Agriculture Kabba (Establishment, etc.) Bill 2016 (SB. 402) Passed 2nd reading to the committee on Tertiary Institutions & TETFUND
Facial Mutilation Prohibition Bill 2016 (SB. 408) 1ST READING
Ethnic and Religious Hatred Bill 2017 (SB. 420)
MOTIONS SPONSORED BY SENATOR DINO MELAYE:
Motion on corruption in the Manitoba deal
Motion on ailing Ajaokuta steel company, a threat to Nigeria industrial growth
Motion on dredging of river Niger
The collapse of road infrastructure in Nigeria
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja contract
The abduction of Chibok girls – Two years on
A disturbing development in the Nigerian aviation industry – 03/2016
Discrepancies in subsidy payment and non-remittance of funds by NNPC to the federation account
Proposed policy on Federal Road Safety Commission ( FRSC) to sell and install limit devices on cars
Sustainable Development Goals
Motion on repatriation of over N2 Trillion from Nigeria by MTN
Abuse and Mismanagement of the Single Treasury Account regime
Nonpayment of teachers salary across the country, 07/2016
Matters of urgent public Importance regarding unfounded allegations by the AGF on presiding officers of the Senate.
Unscrupulous violation of the foreign exchange act
Co-sponsored with Senator Phillip Taminu Dauda – continued implementation of Federal Capital Territory Statutory Appropriation Act 2016
Motion on the deplorable state of the following roads: Kabba-Ilorin road, Iluke-Aiyetoro Kiri road, Abugi- Egan road, Iyara – Omuo road.
Matter of Urgent Public Importance “The unlawful and criminal withholding of public revenue by NNPC and NPDC from 2013 till date “
Irregularities in the awards contract by Bureau of Public Procurement. 01/2017
Urgent completion for OMI DAM. 11/2016
Despite his controversial nature, Senator Dino Melaye has received awards and accolades for his contributions to the development of his constituents and Nigerians in general.
National Association of Kogi State Students ( NAKSS) – Award of Excellence
News in Africa – Excellence Gold Award 2010
Chief Obafemi Awolowo/AWOIST Leadership Award – Most Outstanding Representative Award
Student Representative Council College of Technology, Lagos – Magnificent Award
International Parliamentary Watch USA – African Parliamentarian of the Year 2008
National Association of Kogi State Students – 2008 NAKOSS Legislative Award
Ijumu Legislative Council – Quality Representation Award
Ayetoro Gbede Students Union – Gold Medal Award
Ijumu Development Movement – Merit Award of Service
1 Otunba of Bunu Kingdom
2 Arogundade of Ogagi kingdom
3 Amuro Olugbayi of Gbede Kingdom
4 Gbeluro of Ogidi Kingdom
5 Ariwajoye of Ekinrin Adde people
6 Jarma Okuta