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Senators honour dead colleagues

By Ben Agande
ABUJA—Members of the Senate, yesterday, paid tributes to two of their colleagues from Gombe State— Senators Tawar Umbi Wada and Kawo Peto Dukku who died a fortnight ago.

Senate President,  Senator David Mark, in a remark said the death of the senators should further strengthen the resolve of the members of the Senate to offer selfless service to the nation.

According to him, ”For all of us in this distinguished Chamber, our only and lasting antidote is preparedness to serve the people, not only in accordance with the nation’s Constitution, but beyond that, in accordance with the concept of what is in our best conscience, in the interest of the people.

The session was attended by former presidents of the Senate, Anyim Pius Anyim and Adolphus Wabara as well as Senator Jonathan Zwingina and other senators.

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekwerenmadu, described the senators as embodiments of humility and hard work and prayed for the repose of their souls.

Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora said though Wada and Daku were no more, ”they would be remembered for their contributions to the Senate and their constituencies.”

While regretting the premature death of the senators, Senator Ndoma Egba called on the Senate as an institution to make provisions for members of the National Assembly to feel more secured in the discharge of their responsibilities.

Yesterday’s session was witnessed by family members of the late senators including the widow of Senator Wada as well as members of the Senate between 2003 and 2007.


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