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Dogara, textile workers mourn Wakili

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Late Senator Ali Wakili<br />

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and the leadership of Textile Workers Union have described as heartbreaking the demise of Senator Ali Wakili.

Wakili, who represented Bauchi South Senatorial District, was reported dead yesterday morning at his Abuja residence. The cause of his demise remains unknown as at press time.

He was buried at the Gudu District Cemetery in Abuja, after Islamic rites were done at the National Mosque, with politicians as well as Senate President Bukola Saraki and leaders of the Senate in attendance.

Wakili, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was educated at Government Secondary School Damaturu. He also went to Bauchi School of Arts and Science, and Bayero University, Kano, where he passed out with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982. He retired as a Controller of Customs before he went into politics.

Dogara described the late Wakili as “a personal friend, true brother and dependable ally,” adding: “It is a personal loss to me.”

Also, textiles workers expressed shock and grief over the death. They commended the late Wakili for his contribution in actualising the new minimum wage for workers in the country.


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