The death has been announced of a member of House of Representatives, Hon. Umar Buba Jibrin from Kogi state.
Jibrin died Friday morning after a protracted illness.
A statement by the Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara said that the member who died in the early hours of Friday would be buried in Lokoja.
“We regret to announce the passing away of our friend, brother, colleague and leader, Rt. Hon Umar Buba Jibrin, Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives, whose sad demise occurred in the early hours of Friday, after a long protracted illness.
“He will be buried later today in Lokoja after the jummat prayer,” the Speaker stated.
While extending the House’ heartfelt condolences to his immediate family, his wives, children, relations, his constituents and people of Kogi State, Dogara added that “Buba was an upright man, a leader per excellence, a patriotic, committed and hardworking lawmaker, worthy representative.
“He was a one time speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly. He will greatly be missed by all. May his gentle rest in peace,” the statement added.