Mark weeps over Awaisu Kuta ———-Says he was a foremost parliamentarian
President of the Senate, Senator David Mark yesterday wept over the death of Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Character Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta .
Senator Kuta was a Senator representing Niger East Senatorial zone under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He was said to have died yesterday morning in Lagos on his way for a medical check up . .
Senator Mark lamented that the cold hand of death has robbed the Senate and indeed the nation of a brilliant, vibrant and result – oriented Law maker who distinguished himself in all ramifications .
According to Mark: ” Senator Kuta was a fore front parliamentarian. His views and positions unarguably represented those of the ordinary Nigerian. Indeed he stood for the masses . That was why he enjoyed the sobriquet of 'comrade Senator' on the floor of the Red chamber.
” His death has no doubt created a vacuum. We shall miss his humour . We shall miss his frank, honest and patriotism . He was a rare gem.
” Senator Kuta's easy and calm disposition endears him to all. . He was a good mixer and every body saw in him a true friend. He was just a pleasant fellow.
“My heart goes to his immediate family, the government and people of Niger State as well as the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria over this painful loss.”
Senator Mark was however consoled that late Senator Kuta left a positive, indelible mark on the sand of time. He prayed that the Almighty God grant his soul eternal rest just as he prayed that God gives the government and people of Niger State especially the bereaved the fortitude to bear this painful loss.
Paul Mumeh, Chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate