Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu says the efforts being made by President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration will boost security and power infrastructure.
Ekweremadu gave the assurance when Vice President Namadi Sambo paid him a condolence visit in Abuja on Monday over the death of his father, His Royal Highness, Igwe Mathias Ekweremadu.
A statement issued by Uche Anichukwu, his Special Adviser (Media), quoted Ekweremadu as saying that the Federal Government had made adequate inputs to re-engineer the nation’s economy, especially in the area of power and security.
``We understand clearly all the efforts you are making in the power and security sectors.
``We believe that with the help of God, in a short while, we will see the manifestations of all your efforts.''
He expressed appreciation to the vice president and the Nigerian government for the great solidarity shown at his moment of grief, describing it as a sign of leadership.
Sambo described the death of the late Igwe Ekweremadu as a sad loss to the deputy Senate president and the entire nation.
He prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed and for God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Sambo was accompanied by Gov. Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State, Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi and the Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Capt. Caleb Olubolade.
In a related development, a delegation of the staff and management of the ECOWAS Parliament, led by its Secretary-General, Mohamesd Diakite, also paid a condolence visit to Ekweremadu, who is also the Speaker of the Parliament.
The ECOWAS Parliament described the death as ``a sad loss to the Community Parliament and ECOWAS as a whole’’. (NAN)