Abbas, Kalu congratulate Akume at 70

Tajudeen Abbas and George Akume

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, has congratulated the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr George Akume, who clocks 70 on Wednesday, December 27.

Describing the SGF’s 70 years on earth as impactful, the Speaker, in a congratulatory message signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Musa Krishi noted that Akume has been using his God-given talent to provide good leadership to Nigerians.

He said, “Senator Akume is among a few Nigerians who have been privileged to serve in the executive and legislative arms of the government at the state and federal levels.

“He has distinguished himself as an astute politician and a democrat who has nurtured other politicians over the years,” the statement read in part.

On his part, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu described the former governor of Benue State as a consummate politician, patriot and democrat who is committed to the development of Benue State and Nigeria as a whole.

He also recalled that Akume served the country diligently as a Senator in the National Assembly, sponsoring landmark bills for the development of the country even as he attracted people-oriented projects to his constituency.

In a statement issued by his Special Assistant, Press Affairs, Udora Orizu, Kalu recalled the SGF’s “Sterling performance as the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs during former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.”


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