In recognition of his responsive representation and execution of numerous constituency projects within one and a half year as a first time Senator,former Governor of Abia State and current Chief Whip of the 9th Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has been honoured with the constituency development award at the Senate Press Corps 2021 award ceremony. The Senate Press Corps the apex media body of the Nigerian Senate which comprises of the nation's print and online media houses presented the award to the Senate Chief Whip at the epoch ceremony held in Abuja which had in attendance the; Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan; Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo Agege; Senator Ajibola Bashiru; Principal officers of the Senate and other Senators. The media body through its Chairman Mr. James Itodo, revealed that the body unanimously decided to bestow Kalu with the award in recognition of his commitment of his capacity despite being a first-time legislator to bring so much transformation to his Abia North constituency. According to Itodo, Senator Kalu's execution of projects in all the local government areas in Abia North -Arochukwu, Bende, Isuikwuato, Ohafia and Umenneochi are worthy of emulation and deserves commendation. Others who received awards in various categories at the event include President of the Senate , Ahmed Lawan, Governor Yahaya Bello, Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, Governor of Bayelsa State , Douye Diri ,Governor of Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and others.