Northern Reps member, Isa Dogonyaro is dead

Isa Dogonyaro, a member representing Garki/Babura federal constituency of Jigawa State at the House of Representatives, is dead.

His colleague, Mohammed Bello El-Rufa’i announced the death of the lawmaker in a Facebook post on Friday, May 10.

He wrote, “Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. Earlier today, we lost colleague in the House of Representatives, a brilliant parliamentarian and an overall good man. May Allah SWT forgive him and grant him Aljannatul Firdaus”.

The deputy spokesperson of the House, Phillip Agbese said he learnt about the death of the lawmaker through posts on social media and on WhatsApp groups of the House of Representatives.

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He said, “There are the usual Islamic prayers and tributes by colleagues on various platforms. There is no official communication to the House yet. The family has not communicated to the House.

“That is the tradition. It is when the family communicates through the Speaker that we will officially announce his death. I learnt that the funeral prayer is scheduled in Abuja this afternoon”.

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