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Senator Orji Kalu who is the Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate has openly congratulated the seven newly appointed ministers who were appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Senator Orji Kaluvin a goodwill message which he had issued on Thursday in Abuja, had also described the new appointees as patriotic and selfless Nigerians.
While urging the new ministers to live up to expectations, Kalu reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to nation-building. He had also applauded the President for the choice of the new ministers and said that the new appointees would work collectively with their colleagues in implementing the noble agenda of the Federal Government.
Orji Uzor Kalu had also urged the new ministers to discharge their duties and responsibilities without sentiments, noting that the President has continually demonstrated patriotism in running the affairs of the country.
He said, “I commend President Muhammadu Buhari for choosing the right candidates for the vacant ministerial positions.
“In particular, I felicitate with Mr Ikechukwu Ikoh, the Minister of State for Science and Technology, who is from Abia State.
“Just like others, Ikoh’s capacity is not in doubt as he had demonstrated intellectual capability and administrative acumen in previous appointments.
“The new ministers who have accomplished Nigerians in various professions will complement the efforts of the President and other members of the federal executive council in advancing the cause of Nigerians”.
The Eastern Updates recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in seven new Ministers who were recently screened and confirmed by the Senate.
In another report, Senator Orji Kalu, has also reiterated his earlier claims that there is nothing wrong if the All Progressives Congress (APC) decides to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket in the 2023 presidential election.
He stated this on Wednesday while fielding questions from journalists in Abuja.
According to him, it is paramount that the ruling party retains the presidential seat by winning the forthcoming 2023 election.
Kalu argued that a southern minority Muslim and a northern minority Christian couldn’t win a presidential election in Nigeria.