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Senate Adjourns Plenary Over the Demise of Honorable Isa Dogonyaro, Jigawa Lawmaker By: Mercy Adewunmi

Senate Adjourns Plenary Over the Demise of Honorable Isa Dogonyaro, Jigawa Lawmaker

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In a solemn and poignant moment during Tuesday’s plenary session, the Nigerian Senate came together to mourn the passing of Hon. Isa Dogonyaro, a beloved member of the House of Representatives representing the Babura/Garki Federal Constituency of Jigawa State. The 46-year-old lawmaker, known for his dedication to public service, passed away on Friday after a brief illness, leaving behind a legacy of commitment and service to his constituents.

As news of Dogonyaro’s untimely death spread, the National Assembly was deeply saddened by the loss of a respected colleague and friend. The Senate, in accordance with its longstanding tradition, halted proceedings to honor the memory of the late lawmaker. Senator Lola Ashiru moved a motion to suspend plenary, a gesture that was warmly seconded by Senator Abba Moro, as a mark of respect for Dogonyaro’s contributions to the legislative process and his unwavering dedication to the people of Jigawa State.

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In a show of unity and solidarity, all senators present at the session unanimously supported the motion to adjourn proceedings. President of the Senate Godswill Akpabio, visibly moved by the somber tone that filled the chamber, offered heartfelt condolences to Dogonyaro’s family, friends, colleagues, and constituents. He spoke of the late lawmaker’s exemplary service and commitment to the ideals of democracy and good governance, noting that his passing was a loss not only to Jigawa State but to the entire nation.

A moment of silence was observed in memory of Hon. Isa Dogonyaro, a man whose dedication to public service and tireless advocacy for the welfare of his constituents earned him respect and admiration from both sides of the political aisle. As the echoes of the solemn tribute reverberated through the hallowed halls of the National Assembly, it became abundantly clear that the late lawmaker’s legacy would endure as a beacon of integrity, compassion, and unwavering commitment to the principles of democracy.

With heavy hearts and a shared sense of loss, the Nigerian Senate adjourned plenary until Wednesday, May 15, 2024, a symbolic gesture that underscored the profound impact of Dogonyaro’s passing on the legislative family. As senators dispersed to carry out their respective duties, the memory of Hon. Isa Dogonyaro lingered in the air, a reminder of the enduring legacy left behind by a man who dedicated his life to serving others and making a difference in the world. May his soul rest in peace.

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