The condolence letter described senator Wakili’s death on Saturday morning in Abuja as shocking
According to the condolence letter signed by Bauch State governor’s special adviser on media and strategy “his passage is a great loss not only to his constituents but the entire nation. His vibrant contributions on the floor of the Senate chamber would be greatly missed. Such interventions have contributed in shaping national discourse.
The message added that the governor of Bauchi state Governor Mohammed Abubakar has, therefore, declared three days of mourning during which time flags will fly at half mast. He has also suspended all state duties in Abuja and is returning home to mourn after witnessing funeral prayers in the nation’s capital.
“The governor has also directed the reduction, by two hours, of closing time of workers during the three days of mourning.
“The governor however takes solace in the Quranic injunction that every soul shall taste death and, therefore, prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed legislator. He also prayed to ALMIGHTY ALLAH to grant the immediate family the fortitude to bear the loss.