Breaking: Senate honours late federal lawmaker, adjourns plenary

Breaking: Senate honours late federal lawmaker, adjourns plenary

- Senate has adjourned its plenary over the death of a member of House of Representatives, Jaafar Ilyasu Auna

- Auna died on Monday, December 2, in Abuja hospital

- The Senate adjourned to Wednesday, December 4

Nigerian Senate has adjourned its plenary to Wednesday, December 4, in honour of a member of House of Representatives, Jaafar Ilyasu Auna, who died on Monday, December 2.

Legit.ng reports that the Senate leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, cited order 43 and informed the Senate on the passing away of Auna.

The Senate on Tuesday, December 3, resolved to observe a minute silence and suspended all items on the order paper to another legislative day.

Abdullahi moved that plenary be adjourned to another legislative day while the minority leader seconded it.

The Senate resolves to: "Observe a minute silence and suspend all items on the order paper to another legislative day. Senate leader moves that plenary be adjourned to another legislative day. Minority leader seconds. Plenary is adjourned to Wednesday, December 4."

Nigeria loses another lawmaker barely 24-hours after Iliyasu's death

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Auna died in Abuja after a brief illness.

It was reported that the lawmaker, who represents Magama/Rijau federal constituency of Niger state, died on Monday morning, December 2. Auna was said to have died in his sleep.

His close associate had said: “He came back from Lagos last night, went to sleep but did not wake up. Auna died at the Maitama general hospital in Abuja.

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"Auna's death was confirmed by another lawmaker from Niger state, Sa’idu Musa Abdullahi, who said the deceased came back from a trip to Lagos on Sunday night, December 1, and died early on Monday, December 2."

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