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Senate President Lawan, mourns late Reps member • Commiserates with family, Reps leadership, Niger State Government

16th Dec, 2019 | By Sennen Udoh | ||

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has condoled with the leadership of House of Representatives, the Government and people of Niger State over the recent demise of a lawmaker, Hon. Jafaru Illiyasu Auna.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser (Media), Mr. Ola Awoniyi, the Senate President expressed shock and sadness over the unfortunate incident, commiserating "with the family of the deceased lawmaker, the government and people of Niger State" and prayed God "to give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss." Concluding the message on a prayerful note, Lawan asked Almighty God in His infinite mercy to grant the late Auna eternal rest in paradise.

Until his death, the fair-complexioned handsome lawmaker, who represented Rijau/Magama federal constituency of Niger State in the present 9th National Assembly, was arguably contributing to qualitative debates whenever issues of public importance came up for discussion on the floor of the Green Chamber.

It could be recalled that the President of the Senate who doubles as the Chairman of the 9th National Assembly, has unarguably demonstrated for the umpteenth time, high depth of large-heartedness which his position as the overall boss of the legislative institution typifies, by always empathizing and identifying with lawmaker-related events (be such happy developments or sorrowful ones).

Not that he showcases exceptional capacity in doing so or that the 8th Senate did not make appreciable efforts in that direction, but one observes that the timeliness with which he reacts or interfaces with the Reps leadership and the lawmakers involved (whether Senators or House members) over any issues bordering on their welfare, captures him as a brother's keeper and favorably disposed father to all lawmakers.

Come to think of it, there is an element of timeliness that plays out as a mega feature in the leadership of the 9th National Assembly, which he chairs. The most pronounced of this quality is the ongoing time-based budget-defense/passage. It should strike a chord of logical reasoning that this 9th National Assembly has given much more commitment to timeline-driven accomplishments than any other Senate leadership in Nigeria's recent democratic history.

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