Senate Adjourns Tuesday Sitting Over Death Of Colleague

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The senate has adjourned Tuesday’s sitting due to the death of a lawmaker, Ja’afaru Iliyasu from Niger State.

The lawmakers adjourned the sitting to Wednesday.

The adjournment followed a motion by the Senate Leader, Abdullahi Yahaya, who asked his colleagues to postpone plenary in honour of a House of Reps member, Jafaru Illiyasu, who died on Monday.

Thelagostimes gathered that Iliyasu passed away on Monday. Illiyasu, a first-time lawmaker who represented Rijau/Magama Federal Constituency of Niger State, reportedly died at Maitama General Hospital after a brief illness.

On Tuesday, Mr Yahaya asked his colleagues to observe a one-minute silence in honour of the deceased.

The senators after the minute silence adjourned the plenary at about 11:08 a.m. after a voice vote.

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