Senate president mourns ex-minister Paul Wampana

Senate president mourns ex-minister Paul Wampana

- Ahmad Lawan has reacted to the death of Paul Wampana

- Lawan said Senator Wampana had contributed immensely to the political development of Nigeria

- Going further, he said Nigeria will miss the wealth of experience which the senator acquired over the time

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Ahmad Lawan, president of the Nigerian Senate, has commiserated with the family of Paul Wampana who died on Sunday, May 10.

The Senate president also condoled with the government and people of Adamawa state, friends and political associates of the late Wampana.

This was disclosed by Ola Awoniyi, special adviser (media) to president of the Senate.

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Lawan said Senator Wampana had contributed immensely to the political development of Nigeria. Credit: Twitter.
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According to him, Wampana had contributed immensely to the political development of Nigeria.

Going further, he said Nigeria will miss the wealth of experience which the senator acquired over time.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari's aide on social media, has reacted to the media reports claiming the president appointed a dead person to the board of the Federal Character Commission (FCC).

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A report had stated that President Buhari appointed a dead person into the FCC board.

According to the newspaper, the dead man appointed to the board is Chief Tobias Chukwuemeka Okwuru, the member-nominee for Ebonyi state. The man reportedly died on February 27, 2020.

Legit.ng gathered that the dead man is listed as number 12 in the president’s letter to the Senate president, Ahmed Lawan.

Reacting to the report, Onochie insisted President Buhari did not appoint a dead man to serve in the FCC board.

She explained that Okwuru was alive when President Buhari appointed him to serve in the board.

Her words: "Hon Tobias Chukwuemeka Okwuru was very much alive when President Muhammadu Buhari appointed him as the Ebonyi State Member in the Federal Character Commission.

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"He even came to update his CV, in readiness for the appointment after the Senate screening.

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"When he sadly passed away while waiting for the screening by the Senate, that information was not communicated to the federal government.

"His remains are not yet buried. May his soul rest in peace."

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