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Senators suspend plenary, mourn Senator Longjan

Lawmakers of the upper chambers, on Tuesday, suspended plenary to mourn the demise of Senator Ignatius Longjan Datong.

Longjan, who represented Plateau South Senatorial District, died at a Turkish hospital in Abuja on Monday Feb. 10, 2020 at the age of 75 from an undisclosed illness.

The pleanry was suspended shortly after the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege led the Principal Officers into the chambers, took the official prayers and begun the day’s proceedings.

The Senate Leader cited Order 43 and officially informed the Senate of the passing away of Senator Datong representing Plateau South who died on Monday, 10th February, 2020.

The Minority Leader seconded.

The Senate, therefore, resolved to observe a minute silence in honor of our Distinguished colleague and suspend plenary and other legislative activities today.

Speaking, the Deputy Senate President said: “This is very painful, he was a gentleman a man who rendered very patriotic service to this country and his state.

“We are going to miss him and his family will miss him.

“On behalf of the entire Senate, we extend our most sincere condolence to his family and the people of Plateau State.”

Senator Omo-Agege thereafter announced that Tomorrow, 12th February, the Senate would hold a valedictory service in honour of Late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu.

Senate Leader moved that plenary be adjourned to another legislative day and the Minority Leader seconded.

The Plenary was then adjourned to Wednesday, 12th February, 2020.

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