The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong in North Central Nigeria, has expressed shock over the death of Senator Ignatius Longjan who represented Plateau South Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
Senator Ignatius Datong Longjan who was the former deputy governor of the state died in a Turkish hospital.
Media Aide of Senator Longjang, Mr Wulime Goyit confirmed the death of the Senator on Monday morning in Jos.
Governor Lalong said the death of the elder statesman is a huge loss to not only his family, the people of Plateau South Senatorial District, but the entire State because of his immense contributions to the development of the State and the nation.
He said: “We have lost a man of honour and candour who in all his affairs always put the interests of Plateau State first. His humility, humanity and wealth of wisdom was always at display when he weighed on any issue that concerns people. We will surely miss him.”
The Governor also recalled how the Former Deputy Governor served Plateau State steadfastly and loyally from 2007 to 2015, and also played a significant role in ensuring political stability in the State all through the period of various security challenges that the State passed through.
Senator Longjan was elected in 2019 on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), replacing Senator Jeremiah Useni who held that position in the 8th Senate.