- Rep. Mohammed Dantani, representing Yauri/Shanga/Ngaski Federal Constituency of Kebbi state, is dead
- The speaker of the House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara, mourned the loss of the Kebbi lawmaker
- Dogara described Dantani as as a man of peace, a fine gentleman and a great parliamentarian who contributed to the growth of the legislature
The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has expressed sadness over the death of member representing Yauri/Shanga/Ngaski Federal Constituency of Kebbi state Rep. Mohammed Dantani.
In a statement issued on Friday, March 29, Dogara said he received with sadness the news of the death of his colleague who died in Abuja after a protracted illness, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The speaker described the late lawmaker as a man of peace, a fine gentleman and a great parliamentarian who contributed to the growth of the legislature as a speaker of Kebbi state House of Assembly and member of the House of Representatives.
“As a lawmaker and public servant, late Dantani impacted positively on the lives of many through his robust contributions in the chambers, his constituency outreach services and support to the less privileged members of the society.
“The house has indeed lost a man of peace, a gentleman par excellence who spent greater part of his life in the service of democracy.
“On behalf of the leadership and the entire members of the House of Representatives, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to the immediate family of the deceased, his constituents, the government and people of Kebbi state over this great loss.
“May his gentle soul rest in peace,” Dogara said.
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In a related development, Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, lost his younger brother, Alhaji Faruk Bagudu in the early hours of Thursday, March 7, in his residence in Birnin Kebbi, after a brief illness.
Farok died at the age of 56, living behind one wife and four children. Until his death, Alhaji Faruku was the managing director of Jihab communication limited.
He has since been buried according the Islamic rite.
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