I didn’t visit Venezuela to cut oil deals, says Kalu


Former governor of Abia Orji Kalu with President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro

By Ikenna Uwadileke

Dr Orji Kalu, Senator-elect for Abia North Senatorial District on Wednesday said his visit to Venezuela was a peace initiative of the Orji Kalu Foundation and its partners across the world.

A statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by Mr Kunle Oyewunmi of Orji Kalu Media Office said it was contrary to speculations reported on social media platforms that the former governor of Abia met with President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro to cut oil deals.

Kalu, who did not disclose full details of the peace moves, said there must be peace and harmony for any nation to thrive.

He said that he also used the opportunity to meet with members of the Afro-Venezuelan community.

Kalu called on the governments of United States of America, United Kingdom, China, Russia, Nigeria and others to fashion out an inclusive and integrated strategy to overcome the crisis facing Venezuela.

President Maduro of Venezuela with Orji Kalu and members of his Foundation

Source: News Agency of Nigeria