President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday described the death of Senator Ali Wakil from Bauchi State as “an incalculable loss to Nigeria’s democracy.”
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President noted that the late federal lawmaker’s dedication to duty was remarkable and worthy of emulation.
He said Wakil’s death came as a great shock to him.
He added that his dedication to duty would remain one of the greatest virtues for which the deceased would be remembered.
“The passion for duty was one of the finest qualities of late Senator Wakil,” Buhari said.
He urged other democratically elected leaders to borrow a leaf from the deceased’s record of dedication.
The President, while praying to Allah to bless the soul of the departed senator, also extended his condolences to his family, his colleagues in the National Assembly, as well as the government and people of Bauchi State over this great loss to the country.