Senate, House or Reps suspend plenary in honour of dead members

Nigerian Senate
Nigerian Senate

The Senate and House of Representatives on Tuesday suspended plenary in honour of Senator Mustapha Bukar and Buba Jibrin respectively.

Jibrin died on March 30 after a brief illness while Bukar died on April 4.

Until his death, Bukar, 63, represented Katsina North Senatorial District in the Red Chamber and was Chairman Committee on Capital Market.

Leader of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, moved a motion for suspension of plenary after resumption from a two-week Easter break.

A minute silence led by the Senate President Bukola Saraki was observed for the deceased.

Saraki, who described the death “as a great loss” said a valedictory service would be held on Wednesday in honour of the deceased.

A valedictory session will also hold on Wednesday in the House of Representatives for Jibrin, who was until his death the deputy majority leader of the house.

The former speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly represented Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency in the Green Chamber.