A member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly Hon. Ado Wakili representing Burra Constituency is dead.
The lawmaker died barely three days to the end of his tenure after a brief illness.
The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Suleiman Abubakar, confirmed his demise in a statement issued on Friday, June 15, 2023.
Abubakar, in his condolence message, described the deceased as a brother, dependable colleague, and elder statesman who was seen as a father of all in the House.
According to the Speaker, the death of the Member has deeply touched all Members of the House.
“In deep pain but with total submission to the will of Almighty Allah, Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Abubakar Y Suleiman announced the passing away of a member representing Burra Constituency Hon. Ado Wakili, after illness.
”We lose a father, colleague, and great partner at a time when his Constituency, the Honourable House, and the State need his fatherly contributions the most.
“On behalf of the Honourable Members and staff of the House, I send my deep condolences to his family, the good people of Burra Constituency, and Ningi Local Government Area.”
“May Almighty Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him Jannatul Firdaus,” the statement reads.
According to the statement, the funeral prayers of the late member are slated for 1:30 pm today at Gwallaga Juma’ah Mosque, Bauchi.