Sunday Karimi Biography
Sen. Sunday Steve Karimi is a Nigerian statesman born in the 1960s, and a senator who represents the Kogi West Senatorial District. Before assuming his current role as a senator, he had a distinguished tenure as a member of the House of Representatives, where he represented the Yagba Federal Constituency.
Karimi is affiliated with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and, on February 26, he was officially announced as the winner of the Kogi West Senatorial position by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
- Full Names: Sunday Karimi
Date of birth: 1960s
Sunday Karimi Career
Sunday Steve Karimi, a community organizer, a skilled manager, a widely recognized philanthropist, and a seasoned politician, was born more than half a century ago.
He diligently served two consecutive terms as a Member of the House of Representatives, representing the dynamic and multifaceted communities of Yagba East & West / Mopa – Amuro Federal Constituency from 2011 to 2015 and from 2015 to 2019. Throughout his time in the legislative chambers, he made significant contributions to the nation’s progress and, notably, to the advancement of his immediate district and constituents. This is evidenced by the numerous impactful bills, motions, and debates he initiated on the House floor.
Describing his exceptional performance during this period is an understatement. Sunday Steve Karimi is a passionate soccer enthusiast, and he enjoys a happy marriage with a loving wife and spirited children.
Why We Choose Foreign-Made SUVs Over Nigerian-Made Ones – Senator Sunday Karimi
Amid the ongoing controversy surrounding the proposed acquisition of luxury vehicles by federal legislators, a substantial number of Nigerians voicing their criticism, Sunday Karimi, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Services, has provided an explanation.
He clarified that members of the Senate and the House of Representatives opt for foreign-manufactured Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) like Land Cruisers and Prados due to their perceived “quality and durability.” Sunday Karimi, who represents the Kogi West Senatorial District in the 10th National Assembly, shared these insights during a live appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today program on Wednesday.
When questioned about the lawmakers’ preference for foreign-made vehicles over domestically produced ones, he stated, “Today, we opted for Toyota because Toyota has a well-established reputation for quality and longevity… As our local manufacturing companies make progress, we intend to support them.”
Karimi emphasized that federal lawmakers require these vehicles for oversight activities and extensive travel across their respective constituencies. He also pointed out that procuring utility vehicles is not in violation of any laws, given the challenging condition of Nigerian roads.
He added, “If you consider the state of Nigerian roads nationwide, we face a significant challenge as not much progress has been made in recent years. The majority of our roads are in a deplorable condition.” Regarding the choice of foreign vehicle brands, the legislator expressed, “In the future, as the Nigerian manufacturing sector advances, we will show support for it.”
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