Dogara Mourns Bukar


Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has described the death of Senator Mustapha Bukar as a great loss.
Dogara made this known in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, in Abuja last Wednesday.
Bukar, 63, who represents Katsina North Senatorial District, died in the early hours of Wednesday in an Abuja hospital.
The speaker said that Bukar died when the National Assembly was still mourning the demise of Umar Jibrin from Kogi and Sen. Ali Wakili from Bauchi.
According to him, Bukar’s demise came barely a week after late Jibrin’s, and less than a month after the demise of Wakili.
He described late Bukar as a fine gentleman who exhibited high moral disposition, earned respect from his colleagues and associates.
“This is a great loss and painful one for that matter, especially coming at a time when we are still mourning the demise of two of our colleagues, and distinguished lawmakers.
“Senator Bukar was a respected lawmaker, a fine gentleman who carried himself with a lot of dignity and contributed immensely to the growth of the parliament and democracy in general.
“He was a patriotic politician whose exploits in the Senate were eventful.’’
Dogara extended the condolences of the House to President Muhammadu Buhari, Government and people of Katsina State, particularly the Daura Zone and the immediate family of the deceased over the loss.