Senator who represented Benue North-West senatorial district, Joseph Kennedy Waku, has died.

Until his death, he was the Pro-chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, a position he was appointed to by President Buhari.

Late Waku was born on June 12, 1946, and hails from Guma local government area. He was elected into the Nigerian Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) between 1999 and 2003. But he later defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC party.

Mourning his death, President Buhari recalls Waku’s contributions to the growth of education when he served as Pro-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Akure. President Buhari urged the children, friends and political associates of the late elder statesman to keep alive his commitment to the unity, peace, and stability of not only Benue State but also the entire country.

The President prays Almighty God to comfort the family and all those who mourn the septuagenarian and grant his soul eternal rest.