The President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki has expressed sadness over the death of Sen. Ali Wakili who was the chairman of the Senate committee on Poverty Alleviation.
Wakili died Saturday morning at the age of 58 and his death has been confirmed by Saraki in a series of tweets to mourn his deceased colleague.
Our correspondent is yet to get more details on the death of the senator.
However, in his series of tweets, the President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki said that he was saddened to hear the news of the demise of Wakili.
Saraki who was on his way to the family house of the Vice President to felicitate with them on the wedding of his daughter, said that he was now on his way to the family House of the Wakili’s to commiserate with them on the passing of the senator.
Meanwhile, the remain of the Bauchi south Senator was this afternoon buried at Gudu cemetery, Abuja.
Shortly before the burial, prayers were held at the national mosque as part of Islamic burial rites for the deceased.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, attended the burial.