Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has assured Nigerians that the National Assembly would not compromise in upholding equity, justice and fairness in its constitutional obligations.
Ekweremadu said that the rights of every Nigerian would be protected and called on other arms of government to partner with the National Assembly in charting a new course for the country.
He spoke at the All Saints Covenant Church, Mpu, Aninri Local Government Area, Enugu State, venue of the thanksgiving service in his honour.
Recalling the events that led to his emergence as deputy Senate president, Ekweremadu described it as God’s will and charged politicians to make the unity of the country uppermost in their hearts.
Explaining that the thanksgiving service was to appreciate God for his re-election as a senator and deputy Senate president, he affirmed that he and his family would always remain thankful to God, and promised to intensify programmes, policies and projects that would have direct positive bearing on the people.
In a sermon, the Archbishop of the Enugu Province, Anglican Communion, the Most Reverend Emmanuel Chukwuma said God gives power to man to impact positively on the people and the society.
Most Reverend Chukwuma commended Senator Ekweremadu for his foresight in meeting the needs of the people and charged other politicians to emulate him through regular interface with people of their community.
While calling on Nigerians to ensure the continued unity of the country, the clergyman enjoined them to intensify their prayers for the nation and leaders at all levels.
Governors of Delta, Enugu and Ebonyi States, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Chief David Umahi and Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi were among dignitaries who witnessed the occasion.
Other dignitaries included top ranking senators, members of the House of Representatives, severving and past political office holders as well as family and friends of the deputy Senate president.
Governor Okowa alongside other top government functionaries later joined the deputy Senate president and his family in giving thanks to God.
A civic reception was later held in honour of the deputy Senate president.

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