Orji Kalu Was My University Roommate in 1980 –Senate President Lawan
Nigeria’s new Senate President, Mr. Ahmad Lawan, says Abia State former Governor, Orji Kalu, was his roommate on the college.
Lawan and the Senate Deputy President, Mr. Ovie Omo-Agege, have been on Thursday hosted to a dinner by Kalu, who has now joined the league of former-governors-turned-senators.
The occasion, which passed off at Kalu’s residence in Abuja, was additionally attended by some senators, members of the diplomatic corps, amongst others.
Lawan disclosed that the two-term governor of Abia, Kalu, was his roommate on the University of Maiduguri in 1980.
Delivering his welcome comment, Kalu urged all lawmakers to see themselves as brothers by giving the required help that might assist transfer Nigeria ahead.
”We have now the assemblage of women and men that know Nigeria very properly. On the chamber, we’re going to be voting on a bipartisan foundation to make sure a greater life for Nigerians,” he stated.
Kalu added: No movement goes to be moved right here and no movement goes to be seconded right here. All we’re right here for is to eat and drink.”
Senator Ken Nnamani, who stated the presiding officers of the ninth Senate have been elected in a clear method described the senate as “an meeting of elders.”
”Nigerians are trying ahead to a distinct final result this time round due to the best way you have been elected,” he said.
Nnamani, who congratulated Lawan and Omo-Agege stated the nation’s curiosity, fairly than the social gathering’s curiosity, should prevail always on the meeting.
He urged the lawmakers to at all times guarantee the fast passage of the budgets.
”If President Muhammadu Buhari succeeds, you may have succeeded yourselves. Subsequently, there is no such thing as a extra excuse,” he informed them.
Talking on behalf of the diplomatic group, the Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Shimon Ben-Shoshan, known as on the lawmakers to place apart social gathering variations and work for Nigeria’s progress.
The senate president, who thanked Uzor-Kalu for organizing the dinner, stated: ”The Nigerian mission is a mission of the Nigerian folks and never a political social gathering’s mission and everyone should be certain that it really works.
”Within the ninth senate, we’re going to work collectively and we’ll distribute capabilities throughout social gathering strains.”
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