A statement by Ali M Ali, Special Adviser to Gov. Abubakar, Media and Strategy, on Saturday, said that Wakili’s “passage is a great loss not only to his constituents but to the entire nation.
“His vibrant contributions on the floor of the Senate Chamber would be greatly missed. Such interventions have contributed in shaping national discourse.”
The statement said further that “the Executive Governor of Bauchi State has therefore, declared three days of mourning during which time flags will fly at half mast.”
The Governor has also suspended all state duties in Abuja and is returning home to Bauchi, to mourn after witnessing funeral prayers in the nation’s capital.
“The Governor has similarly directed the reduction, by two hours, of closing time of workers during the three days of mourning.
“The Governor takes solace in the Quranic injunction that every soul shall taste death and therefore, prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed legislator.
“He also prayed to ALMIGHTY ALLAH to grant the immediate family the fortitude to bear the loss,” Ali’s statement concluded.