- President Buhari has mourned the death of former senate president, Joseph Wayas who died at age 80
- The president through his special adviser on media and publicity described the late Wayas as a vibrant and dynamic man
- Meanwhile, the Cross River state government, disclosed that Wayas died in a London hospital on Tuesday, November 30
The passing of the legislator, whose influence and contributions to Nigeria’s democracy remain indelible.
The Punch reports that Buhari’s condolence message was contained in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘President Buhari mourns former Senate President, Joseph Wayas.’
According to Adesina, the president notes the sacrifices of Wayas, who started taking up leadership responsibilities at an early age, turning a Senate President at 38, and remaining vibrant and dynamic in mentoring leaders long after he retired from politics.
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Buhari, therefore, joined the National Assembly, government and people of Cross River state, his friends and associates in mourning the loss, believing his legacies will be approximated for posterity.
Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi: Buhari lists milestone accomplishments of late ex-first Lady
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the death of Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, the former first lady who was married to an erstwhile Nigerian military leader, Major-General Johnson Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi, has been described by President Muhammadu Buhari as a national loss.
President Bhuari in a condolence message to the bereaved family of Aguiyi-Ironsi, late Victoria stood strong after her husband was assassinated in the 1966 counter-coup.
According to the president, the former first lady remained unshakable as a God-fearing woman of valour when the country was going through one of its darkest moments in history that attended the forceful takeover of power before the civil war.
Former governor dies on Independence Day
In another report, Commodore Ibrahim Kefas (rtd), a former military administrator of Delta and Cross River, passed on on Friday, October 1.
Late Kefas who died at 73 years served as administrator under the military regime of late General Sani Abacha.
Kefas lost to the PDP's candidate, Danbaba Suntai, in Taraba state during the 2007 governorship election.