Abuja - The Senate Minority Leader, Senator George Akume, on Tuesday in Abuja said the late Senator Uche Chukwumerije made useful contributions while he led his constituency in the upper house.
Akume told newsmen in Abuja that he received the news of the late Senator with shock and disbelief.
He said the late Senator was a very vibrant legislator who brought to bear his wealth of experience in the media, the civil societies and the government in debates in the Senate.
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"As the Senate Committee Chairman on Education, he made useful contributions at the committee level and during plenary to the educational advancement of Nigeria.
"His contributions on other issues were also very valuable because he possessed all round knowledge on various issues," Akume said.
He also described Chukwumerije as a "colourful Pan-Africanist" and prayed to God to grant him eternal rest.