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, Abdullahi Wamakko.
The lawmaker, who was representing Kware/Wamakko Federal Constituency, died on Friday in Nizamiye hospital, a Turkish hospital in Abuja after a brief illness.
Mr Buhari, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, extended his condolences to the leadership of the National Assembly, professional colleagues and the immediate family of the deceased.
The president observed that the deceased had contributed immensely to the development of democracy in the country.
He noted that late Wamakko has left at a time that his services were most desired by the country, describing him as a “gentle and uncontroversial politician.”
He extolled the humility of the departed lawmaker, which he said “was one of his salient virtues” that would be really missed by the country.
He further said that Mr Wamakko “gave encouragement to the younger generation to join politics and contribute their own quota to the country’s development.
“President Buhari prayed Allah to bless the soul of the deceased, comfort his family and reward his good deeds,” the statement said.