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Breaking News: Senator Ali Wakili Is Dead

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Senator Ali Wakili. [Photo credit: TOS TV NETWORK]

Ali Wakili, a senator representing Bauchi Central in the Nigerian Senate, has died after a brief illness on Saturday, Naija News understands

Yusuph Olaniyonu, special adviser to the Senate president on media and publicity, confirmed phone call the death of Wakili who served as chairman of the Senate committee on poverty alleviation was confirmed by the  .

The senate president, Bukola Saraki, has also confirmed his death Via a tweet about Mr. Wakili’s passing.

“Enroute to celebrate with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and family on their daughter’s wedding, I just heard about the passing of my friend and colleague, Senator Ali Wakili. I am on my way to the Wakili house to pay my respects to his family,” he wrote.

“Inalilahi wa Ina Ilaehi Rajiun. It is the Almighty Allah (SWT) that gives life, and it his Him that takes it away. I pray that the Almighty Allah grants the dear departed Senator a place in Al Jannah Firdaus.”