My Birthday: A Humble Appeal for Quiet Celebrations


My Birthday: A Humble Appeal for Quiet Celebrations

By the grace of God, I will be marking my birthday on Sunday, May 5, 2024.

In light of the current mood of the country, I humbly appeal to my dear friends, esteemed colleagues and well wishers to take a quiet approach in commemorating this day. This entails refraining from advertorials, effusive greetings, and flamboyant displays, except for visits to orphanages and other activities focused on empathy, introspection, and humanitarian causes.

While I appreciate the understanding and compliance of my friends and political allies with this kind request, I regret any inconvenience it may cause you. I urge all efforts, thoughts, and actions to be directed towards supporting the federal government including the parliament to sustain the solutions already in place to tackle the challenges facing us as a nation.

I am deeply grateful to God Almighty for another year in perfect health, and I extend my sincere appreciation to everyone for your prayers.


Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu
Deputy Speaker
House of Representatives