As Lawan eulogises late senator
OrderPaperToday– Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, has announced the renaming of the College of Education in Ihitte-Uboma after the late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu.
Uzodinma stated this on Friday during the interment of Uwajumogu at his country home, Umuiyi, in Ihitte-Uboma Local Government Area.
The Senate president, Ahmed Lawan, alongside 24 serving senators, were present at the burial of the late lawmaker, who, until his death on December 19, 2019, represented Imo North Senatorial District.
Uzodinma noted that the renaming of the institution was to immortalise the late senator whose efforts to attract development to his people while he represented them at National Assembly he also commended.
“The entire Imo people and Nigerians will mourn him. This is indeed not the best of time for Imo people. We will continue to reminisce on his kind gestures, his sense of unity and love,” the governor said.
Lawan, in his remarks, said Nigeria will miss Uwajumogu for his contributions to good governance.
In a statement by his special assistant on Press, the president of the Red Chamber said, “Senator Uwajumogu believed in this zone, Imo North, which he represented. He worked meritoriously for this zone, committed to one Nigeria.
“He was of the thought that parliamentarians must remain focused, protect and foster the interest of the people they represent.
“We in the National Assembly, particularly in the Senate, will continue with these ideals that our late colleague, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, lived and died for.
“We will always ensure that the interest of Nigerians, their dignity are protected; this is what we are supposed to do as representatives of the people of Nigeria and we will continue to do that.
“When our late brother joined us, he was appointed by our selection committee to be the chairman, Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity.
“At every turn of event that we had anything to do with his committee and especially the Ministry of Employment, Labour and Productivity, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu would be there and active.
“So, he was an active parliamentarian both within and outside the chamber. He was a decent representative of the people of Imo North.”
He continued: “I want to again console with the family of Uwajumogu, your husband, your father, your brother lived for his people and died ensuring that he performed his obligations to his people.
“For us in the Senate and indeed the National Assembly, we will continue from where he stopped. Those ideals will not die, those ideals we will uphold.
“We will ensure that Imo North will not lack anything between now and when there will be a replacement.
“I want to also extend my condolences to the people and government of Imo State. Your Excellency, I want to assure you that we are going to work with all the states of the federation and Imo State is one of them.”
“Having being in the National Assembly, I’m sure that you will take advantage of those things that will enable our states perform”