The Deputy President of Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has expressed hope that the efforts being made by the Dr. Goodluck Jonathan Administration toward the enhancement of security and power infrastructure in the country would yield dividends in no distant time.
Senator Ekweremadu stated this when the Vice President, Arc. Namadi Sambo paid him a condolence visit at his Apo Legislators Quarters’ home on the death of his father, His Royal Highness, Igwe Mathias Ekweremadu.
(L-R) Vice President, Arc. Namadi Sambo (Blue); Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Capt Caleb Olubolade (Rtd); Senator Danjuma Goje; Governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda; and Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
He said the federal government had made adequate inputs towards re-engineering the nation’s economy, especially in the area of power and security.
“We understand clearly all the efforts you are making in the power and security sectors, and we believe that with the help of God, in a short while, we will see the manifestations of all your efforts and we also pray that the terrorist activities in the country will come to an end”, Ekweremadu said.
He expressed his deep appreciation to the Vice President and the Nigerian government for the great solidarity shown at his moment of grief, describing it as a sign of leadership.
“I want to say that I am touched and feel so humbled by your visit, for I don’t think there is any greater honour any Nigerian would wish for at death” Ekweremadu emphasised.
Earlier, the Vice President, Arc. Namadi Sambo said he was touched by the passing on of the late Igwe Ekweremadu, describing it as a sad loss, not only to the Deputy President of Senate and his family, but to the nation in general.
Arc. Sambo who was accompanied by Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State, Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State, and the Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade, among other government functionaries, prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the departed and for God to continue to bless the family he left behind and give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
“We pray that the Almighty God will continue to give you the good health, wisdom and strength to continue your contributions to the development of our dear nation”, he added.
Meanwhile, the staff and Management of the ECOWAS Parliament led by the Secretary-General, Mohamesd Diakite also paid a condolence visit to Senator Ekweremadu who is also the Speaker of the Parliament, describing the death as a sad loss for the Community Parliament and ECOWAS as a whole.
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