House of Reps announces death of Deputy Leader

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The House of Representatives has announced the death of its Deputy Leader, Umar Buba Jibrin, who died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja.

In a statement signed by the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara, the house described Jibrin as “an upright man, a leader per excellence, a patriotic, committed hardworking lawmaker and a worthy representative”.

“We regret to announce the passing away of our friend, brother, colleague and leader, Umar Buba Jibrin, Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives, whose sad demise occurred in the early hours of Friday, after a protracted illness.”

According to the statement, Jibrin will be buried on Friday in Lokoja after the Juma’at prayer.

The House extended its heart felt condolences to his immediate family, wives, children, relations, constituents and people of Kogi.

Umar Baba Jibril was representing Lokoja/Kogi Federal constituency in the House of Representatives.

Aged 58 years, Jibril, a three time member of the house  was until his death, the Deputy Majority Leader of the house.

He was also a former Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly.

The house prayed that his gentle soul rests in peace.