Kalu congratulates four ex-lawmakers appointed ministers

Elizabeth AtimeAugust 22, 20232 min

Rep. Kalu expressed confidence in the capabilities of his former colleagues to deliver and exceed expectations as ministers.


The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Benjamin Okezie Kalu, has congratulated four former members of the House on their swearing-in as ministers by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The former lawmakers are, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejiocha – Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo – Minister of Interior, Hon. Tanko Yusuf Sununu – Minister of State for Education, and Hon. Abubakar Momoh – Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.

While, Onyejeocha was the Deputy Chief Whip in the 9th House, Tunji-Ojo and Sununu, were Chairmen of the House Committees on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and Healthcare Services respectively.

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In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Press Affairs, Udora Orizu, the Deputy Speaker expressed optimism that the Ex-lawmakers will bring their wealth of experience as legislators to bear in their new national assignment.

Particularly, congratulating his Abia sister, Onyejeocha, Kalu described the minister as a legislator per excellence, who has an excellent performance record in the various committees she served in over the years at the National Assembly.

He expressed confidence in her capability to deliver and exceed expectations as Minister of State for Labour and Employment.

For Tunji-Ojo, Kalu said his choice by the President as minister of interior was a testament to his sheer competence and proven capacity.

He recalled how Tunji-Ojo as chairman, House Committee on NDDC in the 9th Assembly, spearheaded a very important probe that led to a series of reforms in the Commission, as well as compelling the Buhari administration to constitute a new board for the NDDC.

The lawmaker who equally noted Sununu’s contributions to the health sector as the Chairman, Health Services, further called on Nigerians to rally around the new ministers by providing necessary support that would enable them to succeed in their various areas of assignments to the benefit of Nigerians.



Elizabeth Atime

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