Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has applauded the Senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Theodore Orji, over the recent report that he is the most productive among former governors at tne National Assembly.
According to a statement in Umuahia by the Commisioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, “The Government of Abia State, led by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, is proud of the strong legislative exploits of the former Governor of the State and Senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly which has seen him sponsor seven bills including the NCDC Bill, and wish to put on record that such performance can only come from a Senator that is conscious of the reason the people trooped out en masse to vote for him”.
He also extolled the legislative intervention of the senator that ensured that the federal government awarded the Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene federal highway project as well as his other constituency interventions such as award of scholarships to indigent persons and free medicare program, and called on him to continue to be a shining example for others to follow in the state. The governor called for synergy, dedication to work and support from the state contingent at the National Assembly to ensure that the people receive more dividends of democracy from their representatives.
According to a document, Report Card of the 9th Senate Volume One, Number One (June 2019 – May 2020) titled “How Former Governors Stand in Bills Chart of the 9th Senate”, Senator Orji was credited with a total of seven Bills, saying that he is the “Highest in Legislative Productivity”.
Some of the Bills sponsored by the Senator and already signed into law include: Food and Security Bill, and the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC Amendment Bill. The document also named former Governor of Nassarawa State, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, (Nasarawa West, APC), as also producing seven bills. The Report also named Senator Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto North), Senator Gabriel Suswam, (Benue North East), and Senator Ibikunle Amosun, (Ogun Central) as having four Bills to their names respectively.