Lawan, Gbajabiamila Mourn Death Of Lawmaker, Jaafar Iliyasu Auna

Hon. Jafaru Illiyasu Auna

 

Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila in a separate statement on Monday expressed shock over the demise of a member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Jafaru Illiyasu Auna.

Honourable Jafaru, who represented Rijau/Magama Federal Constituency of Niger State in the ninth National Assembly died on Monday morning in Abuja after a brief illness.

Lawan commiserated with the family of the deceased lawmaker and the government and people of Niger State and pray Almighty Allah to give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

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Gbajabiamila in his statement said he was “deeply shaken” by the demise of the Niger Rep, adding that he was a gentleman who showed great willingness and determination to work with his other colleagues to make good laws for the country.

He described the lawmaker’s passing away as painful, adding that he would be remembered for his commitment to representing the interest of his people and Nigerians as a whole.

“I woke up this morning only to hear the sad news of the passing away of our great colleague, Rep Ja’afaru Iliyasu.

“Rep Iliyasu was a gentleman and a determined lawmaker who wanted to make his mark in service to his country. Unfortunately, death took him away at this time.

“Within the last few months that he had been in the House, he proved himself to be a worthy legislator. I must say that I am pained just like my other colleagues over his demise. I pray the Almighty Allah grants him Jannatul Firdaus as his final abode,” the Speaker said.

Senate President Preaches Love, Peace And Tolerance At Eid-El-Maulud

 

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Muslim faithful on the commemoration of this year’s Eid-El-Maulud.

Lawan, in his goodwill message, urged Muslims and Nigerians in general to imbibe the virtues of peace, tolerance, justice and love for one another as exemplified by Prophet Muhammad.

Lawan said the birthday of the Holy Prophet should be an occasion for renewal of commitment to ideals that will enhance peace and prosperity in Nigeria.

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He charged Muslims in particular to always emulate the virtues of Prophet Muhammad which include honesty, love for others and peaceful co-existence.

“Prophet Muhammad preached and lived for peace and that is the virtue expected of every Muslim, particularly in a diverse society such as ours.

“This year’s occasion is another opportunity to further thank the Almighty Allah for his continued guidance and intervention in the challenges in our society,” Lawan said.

The Senate President said the ninth National Assembly will continue to do its utmost to make a positive impact in the lives of Nigerians through appropriate legislations.

Ninth Senate: Lawan Names Principal Officers

Senate President Ahmad Lawan during plenary on Tuesday. July 2, 2019. PHOTO: President of the Senate/Twitter

 

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has announced the list of principal officers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ninth Senate.

Lawan, at the resumption of plenary, named Senator Abdullahi Yahaya as Senate Leader and Ajayi Boroffice as his deputy.

Orji Uzor Kalu was announced as the Chief Whip while Abdullahi Sabi is the Deputy Chief Whip.

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Similarly, the Senate President announced Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe as the Minority Leader and Phillip Aduda as Minority Whip.

Emmanuel Bwacha is the deputy minority leader while Sahabi Yau is the Deputy Minority Whip.

The Senate has also constituted an ad hoc committee to prepare its legislative agenda within two weeks.