The Nigerian Senate has held a valedictory session in honour of the late Senator Mustapha Bukar, who died earlier this month due to ill health.
The valedictory session which held during Wednesday’s plenary, was sequel to a motion moved by the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan.
Senator Bukar until his death was 63 year old and represented Katsina North Senatorial District in the 8th Assembly. He was also the Chairman senate Committee on Capital Market. Before his sojourn into active politics, Senator Bukar who was a trained civil engineer served the country as a career civil servant, rising through the ranks to the position of a Director in the ministry of water resources.
As the lawmakers took their turns to extol the virtues of their late colleague, all the contributors submitted that the late Senator Bukar was an epitome of humility which should serve as a lesson for many political gladiators.
And it is quite pleasing that speaker after speaker in this chamber and even beyond, have extolled the good qualities of this man who lived a life of service and sacrifice for his country,observed Senator Shehu Sani.
Senator Bukar was a gentleman and a technocrat per excellence. And despite the fact that he represented Mr. President in this chamber, he never took advantage or show what I call, authority arrogance, throughout his relationship with other Senators on this floor, Senator Dino Melaye admonished.
This is the second time a Senator will pass away within one month, after the 8th Assembly also lost Senator Ali Wakil, who passed on few weeks before the sad news of Senator Bukar’s death broke out. The Senate had also lost to the cold hands of death, Senator Isiaka Adeleke who passed on in 2017.
Source: Voice of Nigeria