The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Okezie Kalu, has congratulated Four Former Members of the House on their swearing-in as ministers by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The Ministers are : Minister of State Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha; Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Minister of State for Education, Tanko Yusuf Sununu; and Niger Delta Affairs, Abubakar Momoh.
While Onyejeocha was the Deputy Chief Whip in the 9th House, Tunji-Ojo and Sununu were Chairmen of the House Committees on the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and Healthcare Services.
Kalu, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Press Affairs, Udora Orizu, expresses optimism that the former lawmakers will bring their wealth of experience as legislators to bear in their new national assignment.
Congratulating his Abia sister, Onyejeocha, the Deputy Speaker describes her as a legislator par excellence who has an excellent performance record in the various committees she served in over the years at the National Assembly.
He says he is confident in her capability to deliver and exceed expectations as Minister of State for Labour and Employment.
For Tunji-Ojo, Kalu notes that his choice by the President as minister of interior was a testament to his sheer competence and proven capacity.
He recalls how Tunji-Ojo chaired the House Committee on NDDC in the 9th Assembly, spearheading a very important probe that led to series of reforms in the Commission as well as compelling the Buhari administration to constitute a new board for the NDDC.
For Sununu, Kalu also notes his contributions to the health sector as the Chairman of Health Services.
While saying that the parliament will miss them, the Deputy Speaker calls on Nigerians to rally around the new ministers by providing the necessary support that will enable them to succeed in their various areas of assignments for the benefit of Nigerians.
Oduyemi Odumade, Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Elizabeth David