The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has described as shocking the demise of the acting clerk of the Senate, Adedotun Durojaiye, calling it a colossal loss to the nation.
Saraki said that the deceased was a civil servant of repute, The Punch reports.
The chairman of the National Assembly made this statement through his spokesman, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Monday, November 9.
Saraki explained that the late civil servant served the country well and was dutiful in his contributions to the course of national development.
He said: “We in the National Assembly and in particular, the Senate, received the news of the demise of Durojaiye with great shock.
“He was a vibrant and exceptional public officer. ýHe was there at the inception of this Eight Senate. He conducted the elections of presiding officers. We will surely miss his vast experience, his vibrancy and commitment to legislative duties.”
Saraki consoled the deceased family saying that they should strengthen their faith in God knowing that death is an inevitable end for all humans.
The Senate president prayed that God should give the family of the late clerk the fortitude to bear the huge loss.
Durojaiye died on Sunday, November 8, at a hospital in Abuja. Family sources said that the deceased had taken ill for some time before he finally gave up the ghost.
He was in charge of the inauguration of the 8th senate and conducted the elections of principal officers on Tuesday, June 9 which produced Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu as Senate president and deputy Senate president respectively.
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