The Senate on Tuesday observed a minute silence and adjourned all legislative duties to Wednesday, March 21, in honour of Senator Ali Wakili who died March 17.
the senator is reported to have died in his home.
The lawmakers resolved to hold a valedictory speech for him tomorrow after the upper chamber adopted it’s votes and proceedings of Thursday last week.
Until his death, Wakili was the representative for Bauchi South senatorial district.
The motion for the adjournment was moved by the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawal, who prayed the house stand down all activities planned for the day to honour their dead colleague.
He said, “I rise to ask that all items contained in today’s order paper be stood down in honour of our dead friend, brother and colleague, senator Ali Wakili who suddenly died last Saturday.
“It was a sad development not only to the Senate but his senatorial district which he represented very well and Nigeria as a whole.
“In line with our culture and tradition, it’s proper for us to observe a minute silence and adjourn all parliamentary duties.”
A condolence register has since being opened for the deceased lawmaker at the Upper Chamber.