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Lawan swears in ex-Bayelsa Gov Dickson, 3 other senators-elect 



Lawan swears in ex-Bayelsa Gov Dickson, 3 other senators-elect 

Ahmad Lawanlwa

Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday swore in former Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, to represent Bayelsa West Senatorial District on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the National Assembly.
Others who were sworn in are: Cleopas Moses (PDP Bayelsa Central); Nora Ladi Daduut (APC  Plateau South); and Adetokunbo Abiru (APC Lagos East).
The lawmakers were sworn in at exactly 11:04am shortly after the commencement of plenary.
Two of the newly sworn in lawmakers, Nora Ladi Daduut and Adetokunbo Abiru replace the late Senators Bayo Osinowo; and Ignatius Longjan who represented Lagos East and Plateau South before their demise in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Abiru, born on March 25, 1964, served as the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Bank Limited until his resignation on August 24, 2020, to contest the Lagos East senatorial bye-election on the platform of the APC.
He was also the Executive Director at First Bank Nigeria Ltd from 2013 to 2016, and served as the Honourable Commissioner of Finance, Lagos State, from 2011 to 2013 under the leadership of then Lagos Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola.
Also, Professor Daduut, born  May 10, 1953, until her election was the Head of the French Department of the University of Jos, Plateau State.
In his remarks, after they were sworn in, the Senate President, reminded the new lawmakers that the upper legislative chamber operates as a united and focused institution irrespective of political parties.
He congratulated the senators and urged them to be good ambassadors of the Red Chamber while discharging their duties to the nation and their respective constituencies.
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