Wednesday 11 October 2023

Sokoto Reps Member, Jelani Danbuga, Dies...HoR Adjourns Legislative Activities

The House of Representatives has adjourned legislative activities in honour of a member representing Isa-Sabon Birni Federal Constituency of Sokoto State, Hon Abdulkadir Jelani Danbuga who died on early Wednesday morning.

Hon Aminu Almustapha, the Sokoto State House of Assembly member for Sabon Birni South, confirmed the death to our correspondent.

According to Boza, the federal politician died on Wednesday at 12:30 a.m. after a brief illness.

He was reportedly admitted to the hospital around Tuesday midday.

“His remains would be taken to the National Mosque for the bathing ritual after which it would be flown to Sokoto for burial around 11 am,” Almustapha said.

While confirming the death of the lawmaker, Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Akin Rotimi in a statement said: “The House of Representatives regrets to announce the death of Hon. Abdulkadir Jelani Danbuga, the Member representing Isa/Sabon Birni Federal Constituency of Sokoto State in the Green Chamber.

“Late Hon. Danbuga, died early Wednesday at the age of 63, following a brief illness and has been buried in Sokoto State today, according to Islamic rites.

“A former sole administrator of Sabo Bini Local Government Council in Sokoto State, he was elected to the green chamber in April 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) following his victory at the supplementary polls.

“At plenary today presided over by Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu, the House observed a minute silence in honour of the dearly departed, and immediately adjourned, deferring the day’s order of business till tomorrow, Thursday, October 12, 2023, in line with parliamentary tradition.

“The House commiserates with all those he left behind, and prays God comforts his family, constituents, and the entire people of Sokoto State, and grants the late parliamentarian peaceful repose of his soul. Amen.”


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