Deputy Speaker Kalu Congratulates Onyejeocha, Tunji-Ojo, Sununu, Momoh on Ministerial Swearing-in

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. 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 State Labour and Employment, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejiocha, Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Minister of State for Education, Hon. 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 Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and Healthcare Services respectively.

Kalu in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Press Affairs, Udora Orizu expressed 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 described her 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 said he’s confident 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 of his sheer competence and proven capacity.

He recalled 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 noted his contributions to the health sector as the Chairman Health Services.

While saying that the parliament will miss them, the Deputy Speaker called on Nigerians to rally round the new ministers by providing necessary supports that would enable them succeed in their various areas of assignments for the benefit of Nigerians.

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