Another senator, Mustapaha Bukar, is dead

Another senator, Mustapaha Bukar, is dead

Senator Mustapha Bukar, representing Katsina North senatorial district, President Muhammadu Buhari's constituency, is dead.

Until his death, he was Chairman, Senate Committee on Capital market.

Senator Bukar, who represents Katsina North (Daura Zone) in the Senate, died around 10.am on Wednesday following an illness.

President Buhari also condoled with the family, friends and professional colleagues of the legislator, who he said distinguished himself as an engineer before vying for political office to serve his people.

He was at one time a Director of Special Duties on Agriculture, Water Resources and Rural Development in the Ministry of Agriculture.

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The president prays that Allah will bless and forgive the soul of the deceased and grant him Aljanah firdaus.

Mr Bukar was recently in the news when he sponsored the training of 400 unemployed youths in his Senatorial District on yoghourt making and poultry production for self-reliance and economic sustainability.

Born December 31, 1954, the senator obtained an engineering degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 1978.

"We shall surely miss his vibrancy and progressive mindset".

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, also expressed grief over the death of the senator. He was a pan-Nigerian and a pro-masses lawmaker, who showed great interest in finding lasting solution to the nation's perennial energy problem.

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