Late Senator Uwajumogu: Gave his people true and decent service
The Senate President Ahmed Lawan, on Friday, called on lawmakers across the country to be committed to the development of their various constituencies.
This is just as the Imo State Governor Senator Hope Uzodinma, renamed the state College of Education located at Ihitte-Uboma, after late Senator Benjamin Chukwuemeka Uwajumogu, citing his meritorious service to his people.
Senator Lawan who spoke at Umuihi Ihitte-Uboma in Imo state, during the funeral service of late Senator Uwajumogu, who until his death last December represented Imo North Senatorial Zone at the National Assembly, described him as one who lived and died serving his senatorial zone in particular, and the country in general.
“He was an active parliamentarian who gave the people of Imo North true and decent representation.
“He lived for his people. He died while ensuring that he performed his obligations to his people,” said the senate president.
He assured that the Senate will uphold the ideals of the late senator elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Earlier in his speech, Imo state Governor Hope Uzodinma, described late Uwajumogu as a “reliable” and strong supporter of the APC, adding that Imo state and the country have lost a rare gem.
The governor announced the renaming of Imo state College of Education Ihitte-Uboma, to Benjamin Uwajumogu College of Education, saying that the late Senator worked tirelessly to ensure the establishment of the institution at Ihitte-Uboma.
The Minister of Labour and Productivity Dr. Chris Ngige, described the deceased as a good friend of his ministry. He said the late senator assisted in no small measure to douse tension during the agitation for the approval of the current minimum wage.
He urged the people of Imo North to take solace from the numerous constituency projects attracted by the late Senator to the zone.
The Abia state Governor Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, who was represented at the event by his deputy Ude Oko Chukwu, said the deceased was a renowned industrialists, who helped expand the industrial base of the state by locating some of his companies in Umuahia, the state capital.
President Muhammadu Buhari, was represented at the event by the Minister of state for Education, Chief Emeka Nwajiuba.