The Senator representing Bauchi South Senatorial District, Senator Ali Wakili, has died at the age of 58 years old.
Senator Wakili was reported to have slumped on Saturday morning at his Gwarimpa residence in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital but died on the way before getting emergency treatment.
Confirming the death via his twitter handle is the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, where he prayed that Almighty Allah grants the dear departed Senator a place in Al Jannah Firdaus.
Until His death, Senator Wakili was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation and a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
He was also a Retired Controller of the Nigeria Customs Service.
In the 2015 elections, he contested for the Bauchi South senatorial seat and won under the platform of the All Progressives Congress(APC).
A funeral prayer was held earlier in the day at the Abuja Central Mosque.