Joseph Wayas, Nigeria’s Former Senate President, during the Shehu Shagari presidency, has died in a London hospital, family source have informed www.calitown.com. Wayas who has been ill, died in the early hours of Tuesday.
Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade, described his death as a monumental loss to Cross River State in particular and Nigeria as a whole.
In a press statement signed by Christian Ita, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the governor, Ayade said: “As a state, Cross River is in pains as we mourn the passing of our illustrious son. He was a rare gem. Wayas’ demise is indeed a monumental loss to our dear state and Nigeria”, Ayade was quoted as saying in the statement.
According to the governor, ” as Senate President, Wayas contributed to the deepening of Nigeria’s democratic ethos through his robust and vibrant leadership of the upper legislative chamber. And since his retirement from active politics, the former Senate President had been playing a fatherly and stabilising role in the politics and affairs of our state.”
Ayade condoled with Wayas’ family, assuring them that his demise is a collective loss and the pains a shared one. “We are with you in this moment of grief. We have you in our hearts and prayers,” the government assured the deceased family.
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