4 April 2010

Nigeria: Another Senator Dies

Lagos — Senator Kawu Peto Dukku representing Gombe North Senatorial District is dead. He died on Friday in Kaduna, Senate spokesman, Senator Ayogu Eze, announced in a terse press statement yesterday.

Dukku, who was a speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly died exactly two days after his colleague, also from Gombe State, Senator Tawar Wada, died at the National Hospital, Abuja.

Dukku was largely a quiet senator who rarely spoke at Senate plenary. He was last in the Senate on Wednesday during the screening of the ministerial nominees during which he asked a question.

Dukku, 52, was a member of the Senate Committees on Aviation, Sports, States and Local Governments among others.

He was buried in Gombe yesterday according to Islamic rites.

With the death of the two senators from Gombe State, Senator Idris Umar (PDP, Gombe Central) is the only senator representing the state in the Senate.

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