Senator Gyang Nyam Pwajok
The Senate President, Senator David Mark, Tuesday formally sworn in Senator Gyang Nyam Pwajok, thereby filling the vacant seat in the upper chamber caused by the killing of Senator Gyang Dantong who hithereto represented Plateau North senatorial district.
While taking his oath of office, Pwajok pledged to preserve and defend the Constitution of the country, adding that as senator, he will carry out his functions faithfully and to the best of his ability and in obedience to the rules of the chamber.
Before his election as senator, Pwajok was the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang. He said after the oath: “I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and as a member of the Senate, I will perform my functions honestly to the best of my ability in accordance with the Constitution and the law and the rules of the House and always in the interest of the of the sovereignty integrity well prosperity of the federal republic of Nigeria.
And that I will strive to preserve the fundamentals objectives directive principles of state policy as contained in the Constitution.”
He added: “It is a serious pleasure for me to stand before the press just to present myself as an elected senator of the country against the background of what happened to the then senator that has been in the news for sometimes now and on account of protracted attack that happened in that area that culminated in the death of Senator Dantong.”
He added that by sheer accident of history he is today continuing from where he stopped as Senator and to see to the possibility of addressing those issues that have thrown the senatorial zone apart and we can continue on peace building effort within that zone and improve on the image not only on the zone but as well as on the state of Nigeria as well as increasing conflicts across the breath and length of the country.
Also Senate confirmed the letter from President Goodluck Jonathan, requesting the nomination of Messrs. Shuaibu Adamu from Bauchi State and N.V Amaku from Imo State following the report from their screening as ambassadorial nominees.
The report was laid for consideration by Senator Mathew Nwagwu, representing Imo North senatorial district.
This report came for deliberation after the Senate rose from a closed door meeting with the resolve to contribute the sum of N200, 000 per Senator while those occupying leadership position will contribute N300,000 to alleviate the plight of the recent flood disaster across the country.