Reps, Empowerment, Sen Uwajumogu
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja

A member of the House of Representatives, Deacon Chike John Okafor has announced the suspension of his empowerment programmes in his Constituency as a result of the death of Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu.

Senator Uwajumogu who until his death on Wednesday represented Imo North Senatorial District, was Chairman, Senate Committee on Labour and Employment.

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Expressing sadness over the demise of Senator Uwajumogu, Honourable Chike Okafor who described the deceased as a gentle, firm,and focused personality, said that the  “sudden exit, is a huge blow to the entire Imo State, Okigwe zone and particularly the Okigwe South Federal Constituency,and Etiti clan where both of us come from.”

Okafor, who represents Ehime Mbano – Ihitte Uboma – Obowo Federal Constituency of Imo State further said, “So with a deep sense of loss and in honour of my fallen elder brother, Senator and indeed my constituent, I hereby announce the suspension of all my already scheduled legislative engagements this season,

” To further notice – The Empowerment Programme scheduled for Friday, 20th of December; The distribution of equipment to Communities and their health centers across the three LGAs slated for December 23;

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” The  formal launch of the Community Health Insurance Scheme, also on the same date, and the yearly Okigwe South Children’s party for 27th December are all postponed.

” Furthermore, on behalf of the Ehime Mbano – Ihitte Uboma – Obowo Federal Constituency which I represent, I declare 21 days of mourning in our Federal Constituency, in honour of the memory of our departed son.

” By this I am also announcing my non-appearance in social functions within the period of mourning.

“This is a solemn period for me and indeed every citizen of Ehime Mbano – Ihitte Uboma – Obowo Federal Constituency.”

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