By Ikechukwu Okaforadi and Musa Adamu
Senate will today adjourn plenary in honour of late senator Benjamin Uwajumogu who died yesterday in Abuja, following a brief illness.
Indication emerged that the senate would have adjourned plenary today for the observance of Christmas holiday, but the death of the senator has made it necessary for the lawmakers to adjourn today and return on Friday to clear their schedule for 2019 before adjourning for Christmas break.
Meanwhile, in a statement issued by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed shock and sadness over the tragic news of the death of Senator Ben Uwajumogu who represented Imo North Senatorial District of Imo state until death on Wednesday.
Lawan commiserated with the family of the deceased Senator, government and people of Imo State over the tragic loss, while also condoled with senators and friends of the departed senator.
He recalled that Senator Uwajumogu was full of life at the Senate Chamber on Tuesday, which made the news of his death even more difficult to take.
“But God gives and takes in line with his supreme sovereignty so we cannot question His will.
“Senator Uwajumogu’s sudden death is shocking and a painful loss to the ninth National Assembly where he always made robust contributions to the debates and other activities of the Upper legislative chamber. He will be greatly missed by all of us his colleagues and staff of the Senate,” Lawan said.
The Senate President prayed that God Almighty will comfort his loved ones and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.