Another Nigerian Senator Mustafa Bukar dies at 64

Senator Mustapha Bukar

Senator Mustapha Bukar

Barely a week after the death of a member representing Lokoja/Kogi/Koton Karfe, Umar Buba Jibril, another Nigerian lawmaker, Senator Mustapha Bukar, has died.

In a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, Saraki described the death of Bukar as one too many coming a few weeks after the Red Chamber lost Senator Ali Wakili.

The party extended condolences to his family, constituents, National Assembly, particularly the Senate, President Muhammadu Buhari and the government and people of Katsina State over the sad and painful loss.

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Senator Wakili, who represented Bauchi South District, died on March 17.

"It is our prayer that the Almighty Allah grants the late Senator Aljannah Firdaus".

He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University in 1978; and in 1989, he was appointed General Manager/Chief Executive of the Katsina State Water Board and made Commissioner for Agriculture and Water Resources.

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Remains of Senator Mustapha Bukar been carried.

Also, Katsina State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) said the deceased was a friend of the media and would be greatly missed for his patriotism and commitment to the Nigeria project.

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, also expressed grief over the death of the senator.

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"He was a fine gentleman, quite humane, diligent, perceptive and humble".

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