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Senate urges FG to portray national flag designer Akinkunmi

The late Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, the creator of the national flag, should be portrayed, the Senate requested on Tuesday of the Federal Government.

On August 29, in Ibadan, Akinkunmi passed away.

Following Sen. Sharafadeen Abiodun’s motion, which was made on behalf of Oyo South, the lawmakers observed a minute of silence.

In addition, they demanded that the Federal Government bury him in a state funeral as recognition for his appropriate contribution to the creation of the flag.

In order to review the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FEMA) committee report, the Senate also dissolved into a committee of the whole. Therefore, the appointment of Engineer Chukwuemeka Agbasi as FERMA’s managing director and nine other individuals as agency members was approved by the upper chamber.

The Senate President also named Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member Abba Moro as the new Minority Leader during plenary.

Moro (Benue South) replaces Sen. Simon Nwadkwon representing Plateau North under the Platform of the PDP who was sacked by the court on October 23.

An uproar, however, ensued in the upper chamber when Sen. Osita Ngwu (Enugu West/PDP) was announced as Senate Minority Whip replacing Sen. Darlington Nwokwocha from the Labour Party.

Sen. Okechukwu Ezea from Enugu North rose to fault the nomination. His personal observation/ objection was backed by Sen. Tony Nwoye of the Labour Party who equally rose to challenge the ceding of three of the minority leadership to the PDP leaving the Labour Party with no representation in the senate leadership.

After an intense argument, the President of the Senate took the majority decision who had voted in favour of the PDP, for Senate Minority Whip.

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