Saraki, who is the Waziri of Ilorin, in a statement signed on his behalf by the Head of his Media Office, Yusuph Olaniyonu, commended the traditional ruler for always striving to bring development into Kwara State and seeking the progress of indigenes of the Emirate.
In a congratulatory message to Senator Adamu on his 75th birthday anniversary, Kalu acknowledged the contributions of the former governor to nation building in various capacities.
The revelation is contained in the report of Senate Committee on Public Accounts chaired by Senator Matthew Urhoghide which was approved by the Red Chamber before proceeding on annual recess.
The three prominent citizens observed the two raka’ats prayer to commemorate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, who announced the break for the House, said they work too hard and needed the rest
Describing the celebrant as a seasoned administrator and astute politician, Kalu urged Obi to sustain his good deeds.
The party stated this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan made the announcement after considering the votes and proceedings at Thursday’s plenary.
The position of the panel was contained in its report, which was submitted on Wednesday during plenary.
The revelation came to the fore when the upper chamber considered a report on ‘the spate of growing insecurity in Nigeria’ by the Joint Committee on Legislative Compliance and Communications during plenary.
Accordingly, the upper chamber called on the Corporation to desist from further deduction at source as this contravenes Section 162(1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
Leading among erring agencies are Nigerian Port Authority (NPA)- N68.87bn; Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE)- N8.84bn; National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) – N4.53bn; Ministry of Niger Delta- N1.77bn; Federal Mortgage Bank – N369 million; Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB)- N995 million; Ministry of Petroleum Resources – N821.9 million; National Agency for Drugs Administration and Controls (NAFDAC)- N1.88bn.
The passage of the bill followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary).
They are: Federal University of Science and Technology Lau, Taraba State; Federal University of Agriculture and Technology, Aboh, Delta State; and City University of Technology Auchi, Edo State.
The Senate resolution following the approval of its Committee on Local and Foreign Loans as presented by the Chairman, Clifford Ordia.
According to Kalu, the recent defections of Governor Bello Matawalle, Senators Sahabi Yau (Zamfara North), Lawali Anka (Zamfara West), Hassan Gusau (Zamfara Central) and Peter Nwaoboshi (Delta North) from the Peoples Democratic Party to the APC, is a clear indication that the party is waxing stronger.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, gave the hint in his remark during plenary following a request by the Appropriations Committee Chairman, Senator Jibrin Barau, for time to allow the Joint Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives come up with a harmonised report on the supplementary appropriations bill.
Titled: Firearms Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021, the piece of legislation amends Section 35 (2) of the Principal Act which previously provided a fine of just N1000 as penalty.
In a statement signed on his behalf by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki also appealed to leaders of the PDP across the state to rally round the candidate so as to ensure victory for the party in the forth coming election.
Kalu made the commendation while felicitating Sanwo-Olu on the occasion of his 56th birthday anniversary.