The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Benjamin Okezie Kalu has celebrated the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
Kalu in a congratulatory message signed by his Special Assistant on Press Affairs, Udora Orizu, on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, described Akume as a consummate politician, patriot and democrat, who is committed to the development of Benue and Nigeria as a whole.
According to the lawmaker, Akume served Nigeria diligently as a senator, sponsoring landmark bills for the development of the country while attracting people-oriented projects to his constituency.
He also recalled his sterling performance as the minister of special duties and inter-governmental affairs, during the former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
However, he stated that the current SGF, the former Governor of Benue State, has continued to foster a good synergy between the presidency and bureaucracy, to ensure effective implementation of government policies.
According to him, having been governor, Senator, minister and now SGF, Akume is one of the experienced, articulate political leaders who is driving the engine of good governance for the nation’s development.