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Tuesday , 26 September 2017

Another Abuja Lawmaker, Wamakko Dies @ 50

Abdullahi Wammako, a member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives is dead. His body has been taken to Sokoto for burial Wamakko who represented Kware/Wammako federal constituency of Sokoto state died at the National hospital after a brief illness.

Wamakko was before his death, the vice chairman of House Committee on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) and a member of several other committees.

He is survived by one wife and five children.

, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara; Sokoto state Governor, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, and former Governor of Adamawa state, Murtala Nyako were at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, when the corpse of Rep. Abdullahi Wamakko, who died on Friday, to Sokoto was being conveyed to Sokoto for Burial.

According to the National Assembly website, the lawmaker attended Wamakko Town Primary School where he earned a primary school certificate before proceeding to the Sokoto Teachers College where he obtained a Grade 2 Teacher’s certificate.

The Chairman of Wamakko Local Government, Ahmed Kalambaina, said that the remains of the deceased would be buried in his home town, Wamakko, later on Friday.

The deceased, who was a younger brother to the former governor of the state, Aliyu Wamakko, now a senator, is survived by a wife and five children.

Mr. Mohammed is the second member of the National Assembly to die in three months.

Isiaka Adeleke, a senator from Osun State, died in April.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has expressed grief over the passing of Mr.  Mohammed.

In a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, the Speaker expressed his heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Sokoto State over his death.

While praying God to comfort his immediate family over the painful loss, he prayed that the Almighty God will grant him eternal rest.

“Hon Wamakko was a dedicated lawmaker who had the progress of Kware/Wamakko federal constituency, Sokoto State and the entire Nigeria at heart,” Mr. Hassan quoted Mr. Dogara as saying. “As we mourn his painful untimely departure, I pray that God will bring solace to his family who will miss him the most and grant him eternal rest.”

The Speaker described the late lawmaker as a patriotic, committed, peace-loving and hardworking legislator who gave his best for the service of his people and said the House will greatly miss him.

“I also condole with the government and people of Sokoto State over this loss. May his soul rest in perfect peace,” the speaker said.

 

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