Former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, on Friday played host to the Executive Governor of Enugu State, H.E Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, at his Abuja residence.
Also at his residence were Ambassadors of Latin American countries; Ambassador David Nieves Velasquez Caraballo of Republic of Venezuela; Ambassador Carlos Trejo Sosa of Cuba and Ambassador Alejandro Garcia Moreno of Mexico.
Although details of the meeting were not made public, Akelicious, however, learnt that it may not be unconnected to Kalu’s recent visit to Venezuela.
Akelicious had reported that Kalu, now a Senator-elect for Abia North, on Tuesday, May 21, met with President Nicolàs Maduro, President of the Federal Republic of Venezuela.
President Maduro, during the visit restated his commitment to strengthening the ties with Nigeria.
He also expressed readiness to work closely with the Nigerian government, while congratulating Kalu on his electoral victory as Senator(elect) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Venezualan government had reportedly made some promises of Agricultural aids to Nigerian farmers during the visit.
Enugu and Abia farmers have been penned down as first beneficiaries, Akelicious gathered.
Kalu, a Forbes-rated billionaire, has been in the vanguard of empowering people and creating jobs for the teeming Nigerian population over decades.
Even though he is yet to be sworn in as a Senator, the Deputy Senate President hopeful had on different fora, reiterated that his constituents will benefit a lot locally and internationally from his representation at the National Assembly.
Recently, the Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation under its Agricultural Empowrment Scheme, empowered rural farmers drawn from the three Senatorial districts of Abia with over 450,000 palm seedlings.
Speaking at the launch of the programme at his Igbere country home in Bende Local Government Area, Kalu said that the initiative was his own support to President Muhammadu Buhari’s policy to revolutionise agriculture in Nigeria.
He also said that the initiative was designed to encourage Abia farmers to go into palm plantation and other cash crops in order to create wealth.