Senator Orji Kalu is the recipient of the 2022 Constituency Project Senator of the Year in the upcoming Leadership Excellence Awards.

Kalou, representing the Abia North Senate District in the upper house, was the Senate’s chief whip, with 283 votes to 011. He defeated Senator Adetokumbo Abiru with 83,204 votes, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege with 128,330 votes and Senator Barau Jubrin with 72 votes to 276 in the national online poll monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria.

Coveted awards recognised by the African Union and the African Film Academy will soon be awarded to him.

The former Abia state governor and first-term senator contributed to the construction of more than 50 roads north of Abia within three years.

Elected in 2019, Senator Kalu has continued to receive commendations as a result of the infrastructural and empowerment projects attracted to Abia North in his first term at the Senate.

Some of the projects promoted by Kalu include: Construction of 2.5 km of rural roads in five local governments in northern Abia; Refurbishment of schools, hospitals; Provision of learning materials to students; Distribution of more than 1000 sewing machines, generator sets, motorcycles to farmers and artisans .

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