Orji Kalu emerges chief whip as Lawan names Senate principal officers

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Senate President Ahmad Lawan has announced the list of principal officers sent to him by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (APC).

Lawan read the list on resumption of plenary on Tuesday.

He named Senator Abdullahi Yahaya as Senate Leader and Ajayi Boroffice as his deputy.

Senator Orji Kalu was announced as the Chief Whip of the upper chamber while Abdullahi Sabi emerged the Deputy Chief Whip.

Lawan announced Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe as the Minority Leader and Phillip Aduda as Minority Whip.

The Senate President announced Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the Deputy Leader and Senator Shabi Yau as the Deputy Whip.

They will form the Body of Principal Officers also known as Selection Committee.

The officers will assign senators to committees based on interest earlier shown by them.

Senators Yahaya and Abaribe, in separate acceptance speeches, pledged to discharge their duties effectively.

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