The House of Representatives joined families and friends to mourn its late member from Garki/Babura Federal constituency in Jigawa State, Dr Muhammadu Fagengawo.
Dr Fagengawo died on the eve of the New Year in Dubai at a hospital where he had been receiving treatment.
The Speaker of the House, Right Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, announced the death of Dr Fagengawo and other former members during plenary at the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
While Dr Fagengawo’s death was announced, the Lawmakers present held a minute’s silence in his honour; this was done in line with the tradition of the House while Speaker Gbajabiamila called for the adjournment of plenary.
Thereafter, the Deputy House Leader, Hon. Peter Akpatason, moved a motion for adjournment till Wednesday, January 29, 2020, and it was seconded by the House Minority Leader, Dr Ndudi Elumelu.
Speaker Gbajabiamila had led the Principal Officers of the House and taken the prayers and the national pledge before the business of the day commenced.
The Lawmakers returned to the House on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, about six weeks after they went on recess.