- House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has described as painful the death of a colleague, Adamu Gawo
- The Speaker said in a statement that the lawmaker's death was also quite shocking to him and his colleagues
- Gawo died in Dubai on Tuesday, December 31 while undergoing treatment for a leg-related disease, reports say
The death of Jigawa Rep member, Adamu Fagen Gawo has shocked the lower house of legislature, particular its Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.
Gbajabiamila expressed his surprise and deep sadness at Gawo's death in an official statement from his media aide, Lanre Lasisi, sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, January 1.
Gbajabiamila described the federal lawmaker's death as painful.
He said: "Rep Fagen Gawo was a truly committed lawmaker who meant well for his constituents and the country as a whole.
"I still have fond memories of Rep Fagen Gawo, who happened to be a gentleman that was always willing to offer himself for the service to the nation as a member of the House.
"Here was a lawmaker who exhibited a high sense of maturity and statesmanship. He was always deep in his thoughts and wise in his counsel.
"He meant so many things to us. We all in the House would miss Rep Fagen Gawo. I pray the Almighty God will grant him a peaceful resting place in Jannah."
Legit.ng reported on Tuesday, December 31 that, Gawo, the member representing Garki/ Babura federal constituency of Jigawa state, died.
The federal lawmaker died in Dubai while undergoing medical treatment over a disease associated with his legs.
Gawo was a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Aged 74, the late Fagen Gawo was in his second term as a member of the National Assembly. He left behind 10 children and a wife.
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