Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, yesterday, October 15, paid a condolence visit on his predecessor, ex-Senate President Ahmed Lawan in Gashua, Yobe State, over the death of Lawan’s mother.
Speaking during the visit, Akpabio said that the Senate mourns with Senator Lawan and the people of Yobe State, as the Senate had lost a mother.
“We are here with this large contingent to pay homage and respect to our departed mother, she was a mother of the Senate because Senator Ahmed Lawan has been in the National Assembly courtesy of your votes for the last 24 years, where he served us as a Senator for many years and also as the number three citizen of the country.
“The Senate will tomorrow, observe a minute of silence in honour of the departed and as I speak now if I had not seen the sign of Federal Government presence in Gashau, at least the gate is very impressive, that’s the first thing, the second one is that we landed in an airport, eventually you don’t know what that airport will become.”
In his response, Senator Lawan thanked the Senate President and his colleagues for the show of love and solidarity and prayed for their safe journey back to their destination.