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.