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President Buhari sends message to Nigeria, mourns deceased Sokoto lawmaker





- Abdullahi Wammako, a member of Nigeria's House of Representatives died on Friday, July 14

- Wamakko who represented Kware/Wammako Federal Constituency of Sokoto state died at the National hospital after a brief illness

- His has since been buried according to Islamic rites

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Sokoto state over the passing away of a member of the House of Representatives, representing Kware/Wamakko Federal Constituency, Honourable Abdullahi Muhammad Wamakko.

In a statement sent to journalists by his media aide, Shehu Garba, the President extended his condolences to the leadership of the National Assembly, colleagues and the immediate family of the deceased, who he noted had contributed immensely to the development of democracy.

President Buhari believes that Wamakko left at a time that his services were most desired by the country, describing him as a "gentle and uncontroversial politician."

Buhari commiserates with Sokoto state government over passing away of lawmaker

President Buhari described the departed lawmaker as a gentle and uncontroversial politician. Photo credit: Aso Rock

The president extoled the humility of the departed lawmaker, which he said "was one of his salient virtues" that would be really missed by the country, noting that Wamakko "gave encouragement to the younger generation to join politics and contribute their own quota to the country's development."

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President Buhari prayed Allah to bless the soul of the deceased, comfort his family and reward his good deeds.

NAIJ.com had earlier reported that so some prominent Nigerians were at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja when the body of the late lawmaker was being conveyed to Sokoto.

They include the Speaker House of Representatives; Yakubu Dogara; Sokoto state governor; Aminu Tambuwal, and former governor of Adamawa state, Murtala Nyako among others.

In the video below, NAIJ.com TV asks Nigerians the question, 'for what reason would you take your life?' Here are their responses. Watch the video:

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