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Ali Wakili Senate to hold valedictory session for late colleague

Late Senator Ali Wakili died on Saturday, March 17, 2019.

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Bauchi Senator Ali Wakili reportedly slumps, dies at 58 play

Senator Ali Wakili

(Daily Nigerian)

The Nigerian Senate will hold a valedictory session for Late Senator Ali Wakili on Wednesday, March 20, 2018.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki disclosed this shortly before the adjournment of plenary on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Late Wakili reportedly slumped at his residence in Abuja on Saturday, March 17, 2018, and was rushed to a hospital where he was confirmed dead.

Earlier, Senate leader, Ahmad Lawan, had moved for the adjournment of plenary in honour of their late colleaue.

"On the 17th of this month, Saturday we woke up to a very sad news of the death of our friend, our brother and our colleague, very distinguished senator Ali Wakili," Lawan said.

"This is sad for not only this senate. Not only his senatorial district that he represented but for his entire country and the development of democracy in Nigeria.

"It is tradition that when this kind of divine incident happens and we lose a colleague in the senate or house of representatives we normally observe one-minute silence in the honour of the departed but also adjourn plenary and suspend activities in the national assembly in honour of the deceased. May his soul rest in peace," he added.

Prior to his death, Late Wakili was the Senator representing Bauchi south senatorial district.

His remains has since been laid to rest in line with Islamic injunction.

Prominent politicians have continued to send condolence messages to the family of the deseased.

Former Senate President, David Mark, had described Late Wakili's death as painful and a loss to the nation.

A federal government delegation was also in Bauch state to condole with members of Late Wakil's family over the loss.

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