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Senate adjourns in honour of Chukwumerije

21 April 2015, 18:22 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Senate has adjourned sitting to honour the late Senator Uche Chukwumerije.

Chukwumerije, who died last weekend in a Turkish Hospital in Abuja at the age of 76, was the Chairman of the Committee on Education.

After the Senate President, David Mark, officially announced the death of the senator at the plenary on Tuesday, Senate leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, through a motion, urged the senators to observe a moment’s silent in honour of Chukwumerije.

Senator Ahmed Lawal seconded the motion.

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“In keeping with the tradition of the Senate, I asked that we observed a minute of silent in respect of our late colleague Senator Uche Chukwumerije,” Ndoma-Egba said.

In another motion, the Senate leader also asked the upper chamber of the National Assembly to adjourn sitting to Wednesday as a mark of honour to the late senator. Lawal seconded the motion.

Meanwhile, a condolence register has been open at the lobby for the late senator.

- CAJ News


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