Buhari to confer CFR, CON national awards on Omo-Agege, Ovie Omeru Ukori I Oct 11

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Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.

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By ABIRHIRE THOMAS

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has concluded arrangements to honour some eminent citizens of the country for their contributions to national good at their respective fields, among who are the Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege and the Ovie of Agbon, HRM Michael Umeru, Ogurimerime Ukori I.

Ovie of Agbon, HRM Michael Umeru, Ogurimerime Ukori I.

Where Omo-Agege will wear the national honour of a Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR), Ovie Omeru Ogurimerime Ukori I will be conferred with the national of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).

The Deputy Senate President, Omo-Agege, who is a Delta State senator of the All Progressives Congress (APC) political class, according to the letter to the effect from government, earns the national recognition for his immense contributions to lawmaking, oversight and representation at the legislative arm.

According to the letter, President Buhari approved the honour to Ovie Omo-Agege, who is Governorship Candidate of the APC in Delta for 2023 election, in the exercise of his power as enshrined in the National Honours Act No 5 of 1964.

The Ovie of Agbon, HRM Michael Omeru Ogurimerime Ukori I, also named among the beneficiaries of the 2022 National Honour Award by President Buhari was stated to him in the letter that read, “I have the honour to formally inform you that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the conferment of the National Honours on you, in the rank of CON (Commander of the Order of the Niger).”

The conferment notices, conveyed in differently addressed letters to both personalities, were signed by the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Sen. George Akume.

The CFR and CON awards, according to the letter, will be formally conferred on Omo-Agege and Ovie of Agbon at a ceremony scheduled for Tuesday October 11, 2022, at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja, in the nation’s capital.

According to Yomi Odunuga, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Senator Omo-Agege has to his credit over 30 bills including the Federal Polytechnic Orogun, Delta State (Establishment) Bill, which has since been signed into law by President Buhari.

“Others are the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, Sexual Harassment Bill, Dormant Account Funds Management Bill, National Industrial Court Act (Amendment) Bill,  Court of Appeal Act (Amendment) Bill, National Social Security Commission Bill, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Act 2020 (Amendment) Bill, National Electoral Offences Commission Bill, 2019 (co-sponsored with Senators Abubakar Kyari and Kabiru Gaya) several constitution alteration bills, among others.

“The federal lawmaker has also attracted numerous projects to his senatorial district. These include the establishment of Nigeria Defence Space School; Nigerian Law School Campus; establishment and construction of Oil and Gas Industrial Park, Sanubi (with an independent power plant to power Orogun, Eku, Abraka etc. with 24/7 uninterrupted power supply); construction of NDPHC/NIPPS Injection Substation and a host of others.

“In the same token, the federal legislator has influenced projects beyond his constituency namely: the construction of classrooms, hostels, e- Library and Administrative Block at Saint George’s Obinomba, Ukwani Local Government Area, construction of Asaba-Ugbolu-Illah-Ebu Road; installation of solar powered street lights in Agbor, Utagba-Uno, Abbi, Onicha Olona, all in Delta North Senatorial District as well as installation of solar powered street lights in Koko, Oporoza Town, Okerenkoko, Oleh in Delta South Senatorial District.

“He also facilitated the provision of furniture for primary and secondary schools in Isoko North and South Local Government Areas; construction and renovation of Nana Palace and Museum, Koko, Warri North Local Government Area among others,” Odunuga said.


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