Senator Ali Wakili slumps, dies at Abuja residence

Senator Ali Wakili

Senator Ali Wakili, representing Bauchi South in the National Assembly, has died after reportedly slumping at his Abuja residence on Saturday morning.

He was 58.

His death was confirmed by both Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

Until his death, Wakili was chairman of the Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation.

A graduate of the Bayero University, Kano, he worked as an admin officer with the Nigerian Customs before venturing into politics.