By Danjuma Aliyu
The Senate President has offered condolence to the family of Senator Mustapha Bukar, who died this morning after a brief illness.
The death of Senator Bukar, 63, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress who represented Katsina North comes days after the passing of another lawmaker, Umar Buba Jibril.
It also two weeks since Senator Ali Wakili, the rep member for Bauchi South Senatorial district passed away.
Senator Bukola Saraki has released a statement on Senator Bukar’s passing.
“I am saddened to learn about the passing of another friend and colleague, Senator Mustapha Bukar.
“When I and some of my colleagues visited Senator Bukar in the hospital after Jummat prayers last Friday, we prayed with him and we were filled with hope that he would soon recuperate and resume his normal life and legislative activities.
“As a first-time lawmaker, Senator Bukar stood out for the quality of his contributions on the floor, his pragmatism and his work to strengthen the institution of the legislature. We shall sorely miss his vibrancy and progressive mindset.
“But now that he is no more, we cannot query Almighty Allah over the incident because He gives and takes as it pleases Him. The late Bukar was forthright and gentle in all his dealings.
“This is indeed another painful moment for the Senate, a sad moment for his immediate family, his constituents in Katsina North Senatorial District and the people and government of Katsina State.
“As we mourn his passing, my thoughts and prayers are with his family, President Muhammadu Buhari and the government and people of Katdina State. I pray that the Almighty Allah, in his infinite grace, grants the dear and departed Senator a place among the righteous ones in Aljannah firdaus.”