The remains of Senator Ali Wakili has been laid to rest, going by islamic rites. Sen. Wakili suffered a heart attack earlier today, Saturday, March 17, 2018, after which he was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
He was 58 years old.
The lawmaker, who hails from Bauchi state, was said to have informed his close friends and associates that he would like to be buried anywhere death meets him.
Senate President Bukola Saraki, Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima were among the dignitaries who attended the burial.
Wakili is survived by two wives and 11 children.
Earlier, Governor Abubakar declared a three-day mourning in Bauchi, during which time flags will fly at half-mast in honour of Wakili.
Abubakar also suspended all state duties in Abuja and he is expected to return to Bauchi to mourn after Wakili’s burial.
The governor also directed that workers in the state should close two hours earlier during the three days mourning period.
He said Wakili’s vibrant contributions on the floor of the Senate chamber will be greatly missed.