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Senate adjourns plenary over Wakili’s death; to hold valedictory session

By Mayowa Okekale, Abuja on 20/03/2018

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The Nigerian Senate has adjourned plenary in honour of the late Senator Ali Wakili who died last Saturday at his Gwarimpa residence in Abuja after he slumped. 

Senate President Bukola Saraki announced this development during the plenary session on Tuesday. 

According to him, “The Upper Chamber would hold a valedictory session for late Senator Ali Wakili tomorrow. Please ensure that we are all dressed appropriately for that session tomorrow. I hereby adjourn the Senate till Wednesday the 21st of March 2018, 10am prompt.”

Saraki added: “It is only proper that we pay our respects to him, his family, his constituents that he contributed to and the country.”

Late Senator Ali Wakili won the Bauchi South Senatorial Seat in the 2015 election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Senator Ali Wakili was an active member of the APC caucus in the Nigerian Senate.

He was the Chairman Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation. He was enlisted in the Nigeria Customs Service after which he attended the customs training school Lagos in 1984 and the infantry training school Jaji in 1991.

The late lawmaker retired from the service as a Comptroller of Customs.

 

Source News Express

Posted 20/03/2018 9:59:30 PM

 

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