The remains of Ali Wakil, a Nigerian senator representing Bauchi South Senatorial District, has been buried at Gudu cemetery in Abuja, hours after his death was announced.
The late senator was buried around 2:00 p.m on Saturday, March 17, after Islamic rites were performed on his remains at the National Mosque.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the death of the 58-year-old senator who slumped at his Gwarimpa residence, Abuja on Saturday morning, March 17, and was rushed to Viewpoint Hospital, where he was certified dead.
Prior to his death the Bauchi senator was not physically ill. He was said to be preparing to leave for a wedding in Yola when he suddenly slumped and was pronounced dead on the spot.
Those present at the burial include Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state Senator Wamakko (Sokoto, APC), Senate majority leader, Ahmed Lawan and Bauchi state governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar.
He is survived by two wives, sons and daughters.
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In a previous report by NAIJ.com, President Muhammadu Buhari described the death of Senator Ali Wakil from Bauchi State as “an incalculable loss to Nigeria’s democracy whose dedication to duty was remarkable and worthy of emulation.”
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The president said that the death of the senator came as a great shock to him, adding that his dedication to duty would remain one of the greatest virtues for which the deceased would be remembered.
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