The Senate on Thursday announced the death of Awaisu Kuta, a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lawmaker who represented Niger East in the upper chamber.
A statement issued by the Senate spokesman, Eyinnaya Abaribe, said Kuta died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, in the early hours of Thursday.
Abaribe described Kuta as one of the most resourceful senators who loved his people dearly and worked assiduously for the good of not only his state or constituency but also the country.
Describing the late Kuta further he said, “He was a Nigerian patriot par excellence. A development oriented lawmaker and one that believed and worked for oneness of the country. He amply exhibited this belief as chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovenmental Affairs,” he said.
Kuta’s death brings to three the number of Senators who have died in the 7th Senate.
The Senate had lost Gyan Danton (PDP-Plateau) and Pius Ewherido (Democratic Peoples Party, DPP-Delta).