Senator representing Buhari's Katsina Central constituency passes away at the age of 63

SENATOR Mustapha Bukar representing President Muhammadu Buhari's constituency Katsina North Central District in the National Assembly has passed away this morning at the Nizamiye hospital in Abuja.


Popularly known as Madawakin Daura, Senator Bukar, 63, who is survived by two wives and 12 children has already been buried in Daura. Senator Bukar returned to Nigeria in March after spending one month in the UK for medical treatment.


He is the second senator to die in recent weeks after Senator Ali Wakili, 58, who represented Bauchi South Senatorial District passed away last month. Senator Bukar who was born in Daura, Katsina State,  in December 1953 was a 1978 graduate of engineering of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.


Senate president Senator Bukola Saraki, said: “As a first-time lawmaker, Senator Bukar stood out for the quality of his contributions on the floor, his pragmatism and his work to strengthen the institution of the legislature. We shall sorely miss his vibrancy and progressive mindset.


“But now that he is no more, we cannot query Almighty Allah over the incident because He gives and takes as it pleases Him. The late Bukar was forthright and gentle in all his dealings.


He added that this is indeed another painful moment for the senate, a sad moment for his immediate family, his constituents in Katsina North Senatorial District and the people and government of Katsina State. According to Senator Saraki, President Muhammadu Buhari and the government and people of Katsina State also empathise with the late senator's family.