An Honourable member representing Burra State constituency in Bauchi State House of Assembly, Hon. Ado Wakili, has passed away.He died after an illness on Friday morning, barely three days to the end of his tenure as lawmaker.
In his condolence message, the Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abubakar Suleiman, said Wakili’s demise deeply pained all members and staff of the Assembly.
The Speaker expressed shock over the devastating news of the demise of Hon. Wakili, whom he described as a brother, dependable colleague and elder statesman, who was seen as a father of all in the House.
According to a statement by the Speaker’s media aide, Abdul Ahmed Burra, he added that Hon. Wakili was a man of great honour, humility and humour, whom despite his age, treated everyone as a friend.
”We lost a father, colleague and great partner at a time when his Constituency, the Honourable House and the State needed 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 Speaker stated.
The funeral prayer for the late lawmaker has been slated for 1:30pm on Friday, at Gwallaga Juma’ah Mosque in Bauchi, the State capital.