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Buba Jibril Reps Deputy Majority Leader is dead

He died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja.

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Reps Deputy Majority Leader, Buba Jibril, is dead play

Buba Jibril

(Daily Post)

The member, representing Lokoja/Kogi Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Umar Baba Jibril, is dead.

Aged 58 years, Jibril, a three time member of the house, died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja, one of his political associates, Mr Amuda Dan Sulaiman, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

In a statement signed by the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara, the house described Jibrin as "an upright man, a leader per excellence, a patriotic, committed hardworking lawmaker and a worthy representative."

"We regret to announce the passing away of our friend, brother, colleague and leader, Umar Buba Jibrin, Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives, whose sad demise occurred in the early hours of Friday, after a protracted illness."

According to the statement, Jibrin will be buried on Friday in Lokoja after the Juma'at prayer.

The House extended its heart felt condolences to his immediate family, wives, children, relations, constituents and people of Kogi.

Jibrin was a one time Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly and until his death, he was the Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives.

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