President Goodluck Jonathan has extended sincere condolences to Governor Babangida Aliyu and the people of Niger State on the death earlier today of Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta on behalf of himself, his family, the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati said Jonathan similarly commiserates with the Senate President, Senator David Mark, Senator Kuta’s other colleagues in the upper legislative chamber, his family and members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) over the sudden and unexpected death of the eminent Senator who represented the PDP and the Niger East Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
The President joins them in mourning Senator Kuta whose notable contributions to the legislative work of the Senate will be greatly missed.
President Jonathan also believes that Senator Kuta’s significant contributions to the development of party politics and democratic institutions of governance in his home state and country will stand to his eternal credit and that he will be always remembered as a very committed and forthright lawmaker who did his best in the service of his community fatherland.
He prays that Almighty Allah will receive the late Senator’s soul and grant him peaceful repose in Paradise.
The Senate on Thursday announced Kuta’s death, describing him as a vibrant, focused and dedicated lawmaker.
A statement issued by the Senate Spokesman Sen. Eyinnaya Abaribe in Abuja, said Kuta, who until his death represented Niger East in the Senate, died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in the early hours of Thursday.
Abaribe, in the statement, described Kuta as one of the most resourceful senators who loved his people dearly and worked assiduously for the good of not only his state, constituency but also for the country.
“He was a Nigerian patriot par excellence. A development oriented lawmaker and one that believed and worked for oneness of the country.
“He amply exhibited this belief as chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovenmental Affairs”, he said