- Ahmad Lawan has called on all Nigerians to remain united as more can be achieved that way
- The Senate president was in Igbere in Abia state for the memorial service of Orji Uzor Kalu's late father
- According to him, he can now proudly say he is a son of Igbere after receiving an Igbo title
The Igbere Clan Council of Ndi Eze in Abia state honoured Senate President Ahmad Lawan with the High Chief title of Nwannedinamba 1 (our number one Brother in Diaspora) and as a member of Ezumezu Circle of Igbere Ebiri in the state.
Lawan received the honour on Sunday, December 27, in Igbere, where he attended the 10th year memorial anniversary of the father of the Senate chief whip, Orji Uzor Kalu.
The Senate president who shared photos on his Twitter handle made a strong case for Nigerians to be united. According to him, more can be achieved when people are united.
Part of his message read:
"Nigeria is designed by the Grace of God to be a nation of many people of different orientation, different sentiments but we must be a people with common purpose and common destiny and this is what we are trying to achieve."
He expressed gratitude to the traditional rulers and the entire Igbere community for honouring him with the title.
According to him, with his cap signifying the title conferred on him, he can stand anywhere, in any part of Nigeria proudly and say he is from Igbere community.
His followers were spotted in the comment section congratulating him.
"Congratulations... Hope they gave u a piece of land because that's a prerequisite for any title? I lied. Congratulations once more."
Shuaibu Yawale with the Twitter handle @ShuaibuYawale1 wrote:
"Congratulations Sir. A well-deserved title! May God continue to be your strength."
"Congratulations sir, I wish u all the best and the ability to discharge your responsibility as required from u sir."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported earlier that the Senate president may have fallen out with senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Progress ahead of the National Executive Committee.
This was as a result of the planned extension of tenure of the party's caretaker committee led by Governor Mai Mala Buni.
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