The Abia State Government has concluded plans for the grand reception in honour of the Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representative, RT. Hon. Benjamin Kalu.
Benjamin Kalu, who represents the Bende federal constituency, was elected as Deputy Speaker on June 13, 2023.
The emergence of Kalu as the Deputy Speaker has been widely praised, as it gives the South Eastern region a sense of representation in the national government.
The event which is to take place on December 28, 2023, at the International Conference Centre in Umuahia, has the Governor, Dr. Alex Otti as the chief host.
The reception will be followed by a homecoming reception organized by the Peace in South East Project (PISE-P) and the people of Bende on December 29, 2023.
The event will celebrate Kalu’s outstanding performance and will include the official unveiling of PISE-P, an initiative by the Deputy Speaker to address violence and insecurity in the South East region.
The PISE-P project has received support from the presidency and other prominent leaders across the country.