BREAKING: Nigerian senator, Ali Wakili, dies

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Senator Ali Wakili
Late Senator Ali Wakili

A senator representing Bauchi South, Ali Wakili, has died at the age 58.

A distraught family member told DAILY NIGERIAN that Mr Wakili slumped at his Gwarimpa residence, Abuja on Saturday morning, and was rushed to Viewpoint Hospital, where he was certified dead.

His funeral prayer would be held at the National Mosque, Abuja at 1:30pm, after which, his remains will be laid to rest.

Mr Wakili’s last moment was his visit to Kano for Dangote daughter’s wedding yesterday (Friday).

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the lawmaker also planned to visit Yola, Adamawa state.

He even called his driver to get himself ready and take him to the airport before slumping at his Gwarimpa residence on Saturday.

Mr Wakili, a vibrant lawmaker, was the Chairman Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation.