- A Nigerian lawmaker has died at a hospital in Keffi, Nasarawa state after a brief illness
- The lawmaker, Adamu Suleiman, was said to have given up the ghost on Thursday, April 30
- Adamu's death was confirmed by a fellow lawmaker, who also revealed that his body would be buried on Friday
The Nasarawa state House of Assembly has suffered a loss following the death of a member of the legislative body.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the late lawmaker, Suleiman Adamu, was a member representing Nasarawa Central constituency in the state legislature.
Adamu's death was confirmed in an announcement by another lawmaker, Mohammed Okpoku, representing Udege/Loko constituency.
Okpoku told newsmen that on Friday, May 1 in Nasarawa local government area of the state that late Suleiman died at Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Keffi in the late hours of Thursday, April 30 after a brief illness.
He confirmed that the lawmaker would be buried by 9 am on Friday in the same local government area.
Okpoku said: “I am very sad news to announce the death of my colleague, Hon Suleiman Adamu, who is from the same local government with me.
” His death is a painful loss to us and we will continue to pray for the reposed of his soul.”
Legit.ng notes that Nasarawa made national news days ago when it joined the list of the Nigerian states with confirmed cases of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.
The state's director of public health, Dr Ibrahim Adamu, confirmed that the result of one of the people in isolation has been returned positive.
Despite Nasarawa state’s proximity to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which has recorded over 157 COVID-19 cases of the pandemic, the state until the development did not record any case.
In a separate report, Nasarawa state government recently denied social media rumours that it gave out N264 million to the 24 members of the state House of Assembly as a COVID-19 palliative.
The rumours had suggested each lawmaker got N11 million each from the government to assist their constituents during the lockdown period.
A statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Tijjani Aliyu Ahmed, described the report as “untrue, false and malicious aimed at, not only tarnishing the image of our honourable members, but also that of the governor of Nasarawa state.”
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