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Kaduna Assembly honours departed lawmaker

12 July 2012, 14:23

Kaduna - Members of the Kaduna State House of Assembly on Thursday shelved its plenary activities in honour of their departed colleague, Mustapha Bawa.

The House said that normal legislative events had been rescheduled for July 17.

The statement, signed by Shu'aibu Abdullahi, for the Clerk of the House, Umma Hikima, explained that the break was to enable the lawmakers mourn their colleaque.

Bawa (CPC-Zaria City) died on July 9, during a brief illness.

He was at different times Chairman of the House Committees on Health, Inter-Governmental and Science and Technology.

The deceased, who is survived by wives and children, was buried at the Zaria City cemetery according to Islamic rites.

Commenting on the development, the House Committee Chairman on Information, Mr Yusuf Yakubu, told NAN that the legislators would miss the valuable and quality contributions of Bawa.

Yakubu (CPC-Zaria Kewaye) said that Bawa was behind the recent focus on the development of science and technical education in the state.

He said that Bawa was also behind the probe into the delay of the completion of the multi-billion Naira Zaria water project.

He described the late legislator as a team player and an amiable person.

Yakubu urged government to implement recommendations of the House on boosting science and technical education and complete all water supply projects across the state in respect of Bawa's valuable contributions.

He also prayed God to grant Bawa eternal rest and the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the loss.

Meanwhile, Gov. Patrick Yakowa, who had also commiserated with the people of the state over Bawa's death, acknowledged his (Bawa) meaningful contributions to the development of the state.

Yakowa enjoined the Lawmakers to emulate the deceased, and pledged to cooperate with them to move the state forward.



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