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Senate President mourns Longjan

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Maryam Hassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commiserated with the family of late Sen. Ignatius Longjan who died at a Turkish hospital in Abuja on Sunday.

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Ola Awoniyi, Special Adviser on Media to Lawan, made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Mr Lawan also condoled with the government and people of Plateau over the sad loss of the senator who represented Plateau South at the Senate before his death.

The Senate President acknowledged the contributions of Longjan both at the state and national levels as former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru.

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He was also a former Chief of Staff at the Government House in Jos and Plateau Deputy Governor between 2011 and 2019.

Mr Lawan said that the Senate would miss Longjan who was Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism as well as the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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The Senate President prayed God to grant those he left behind the fortitude to bear the great loss.


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