The Nigerian Senate has expressed shock and sadness over the death of Senator Uche Chukwumerije.
Senator Uche Chukwumerije died on Sunday evening of lung cancer in a Hospital in Abuja.
Until his death, Senator Uche Chukwumerije was the Chairman, Senate Committee on Education.
Senate President, David Mark, in a statement said that Nigeria has lost an erudite and extraordinary nationalist.
He described the late Senator Uche Chukwumerije as a political giant and one of the nation’s finest legislators.
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, also in a statement described Senator Chukwumerije as a fearless politician who fought for the interest of the common man and his people.
He said that Senator Chukwumerije would be sorely missed by the Senate and the entire nation.