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APC Mourns Late Senator Bukar

APC Mourns Late Senator Bukar

The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement released in Abuja on Wednesday, said the president described Bukar's death as a "great loss to Nigeria's democracy and the engineering profession".

Mustapha Bukar, the senator representing Kastina North Central District has been confirmed dead.

Senator Bukar, who represents Katsina North (Daura Zone) in the Senate, died around 10.am on Wednesday following an illness. Bukar stood out for the quality of his contributions on the floor, his pragmatism and his work to strengthen the institution of the legislature.

President Buhari also condoled with the family, friends and professional colleagues of the legislator, who he said distinguished himself as an engineer before vying for political office to serve his people. We shall sorely miss his vibrancy and progressive mindset.

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His death follows that of Ali Wakili, senator representing Bauchi south, and Buba Jibril, minority leader of the house of representatives. "It is our prayer that the Almighty Allah grants the late Senator Aljannah Firdaus", the party added.

According to a biographical sketch published by National Assembly, Bukar finished his primary education in Daura in 1968, and thereafter went to Government Secondary School, Katsina.

The News Agency of Nigeria quotes Mr. Bukar's elder brother, Umar Bukar, as confirming the news.

After the National Youth Service, he worked as project manager for the Kaduna State Water Board and later as general manager.