President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday reacted to the death of the immediate past governor of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Aliyu Akwe-Doma, who died in an Israeli hospital on Tuesday.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the late former governor as a committed public servant who served the country with passion.
“It is sad to hear of the demise of ex-governor Akwe Doma. He was a contemporary during my tenure as Governor of Kwara State.
“My interactions with him during the period revealed a man with deep intellect, experience and passion for service.
“Little wonder that he rose through the ranks to become a Permanent Secretary in the old Plateau State and later served as deputy to a former Governor of the State, late Chief Solomon Lar, before he was elected substantive Governor of Nasarawa State and served from 2007 – 2011.
“My condolences go to his immediate family at this period of grief. I also commiserate with the people and government of Nasarawa State over this irreparable loss,” Saraki said.
“I pray to God to count the soul of the deceased among the righteous in Aljanah Firdaus and grant his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss,” he said.