Senate Asks FG To Immortalise National Flag Designer Akinkunmi


The Senate on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to immortalise the late designer of the national flag Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi

Akinkunmi died in Ibadan on August 29.

After the motion moved by Sen. Sharafadeen Abiodun representing Oyo South, the lawmakers observed a minute silence.

They also called on the Federal Government to conduct a state burial in his honour for his befitting role in the design of the national flag

The Senate also dissolved into the committee of the whole to consider the report of the committee on the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FEMA). The upper chamber therefore approved the appointment of Engineer Chukwuemeka Agbasi as Managing Director of FERMA as well as nine others as members of the agency.

Also during plenary, the Senate President announced Abba Moro of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the new Minority Leader.

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.


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