Orji Kalu urges Kanu to be watchful of statements, actions

Orji Kalu urges Kanu to be watchful of statements, actions

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, has urged the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to consider the consequences of his action and utterances for the sake of his followers.

Orji Kalu said this on Monday, November 29, during his visit to the IPOB leader in the Department of State Services facility, Abuja.

The Senator said, though his ideology differed from Nnamdi Kanu’s, he still owed him and Nigerians, wise counsel.

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According to Orji Kalu, “This afternoon, I visited my brother, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody, Abuja. I met him in good health and care; and we discussed him as ‘Umunne’.

“In 2001 when I was Governor, I made his father Eze Israel Okwu Kanu, the traditional ruler of Afara-Ukwu, and since then, the family has been very close to me.

“I understand that Nnamdi has an insane amount of people rooting for him back home; and I encouraged him to consider the consequences of certain actions and utterances for the sake of the same people.

“Even though my ideology and his ideology are totally different, God has made us brothers; and we can’t run away from each other.

“I owe him and Nigerians good counselling, whether he and his family listen to me or not, I will continue counselling him; as I have always done in the past. What we need most is a peaceful and secured society.”

Meanwhile, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige has stated the Federal Government would make its final decision on the proposed new hazard allowance for health workers next week.

Ngige said this while speaking at the end of a meeting of the Presidential Committee on Salaries (PCS) with the leadership of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) and its affiliates on Monday, November 29, in Abuja.

1st News reports that the meeting deliberated on the review of the hazard allowance; the NMA position on the retention of MDCAN and MEDSABAM members on CONMESS Salary Structure.

It also deliberated on the removal of NYSC doctors/interns from the Scheme of Service; and the presentation by the Federal Ministry of Health; and Office of the Head of Service of the Federation on the upward review of retirement age for medical/health workers.

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