Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the passing of the Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Umar Jibrin, who died in the early hours of Friday.
In posts on his social media pages, Saraki said that Nigeria had lost another seasoned legislator and champion of the common man.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family and constituents of the late Rt. Hon Umar Jibrin, deputy leader of the House of Representatives, who passed away early this morning.
“As a former Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Jibrin, was a seasoned legislator and a conscientious lawmaker who always put the interests of the common man first and championed them at the federal level.
“He will be greatly missed.
“My deep condolences go out to Speaker Dogara, his colleagues in the House of Representatives and the government and people of Kogi State over this great loss,” Saraki said.