By Christiana Ekpa
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed shock over the demise of a member of the House, Rep Muhammad Adamu Fagen Gawo.
Fagen Gawo, who represented Babura/Garki Federal Constituency of Jigawa State on the platform of APC, passed away on Tuesday in Dubai.
Fagen Gawo, a two-term member of the House, was the chairman of the House Committee on Constituency Outreach.
The Speaker said in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, that he was deeply touched by the news of the lawmaker’s death, describing it as painful.
“Rep Fagen Gawo was a truly committed lawmaker who meant well for his constituents and the country as a whole.
“I still have fond memories of Rep Fagen Gawo, who happened to be a gentleman that was always willing to offer himself for the service to the nation as a member of the House.
“Here was a lawmaker who exhibited high sense of maturity and statesmanship. He was always deep in his thoughts and wise in his counsel.
“He meant so many things to us. We all in the House would miss Rep Fagen Gawo. I pray the Almighty God will grant him a peaceful resting place in Jannah,” the Speaker said.
The Deputy Speaker House Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase also expressed shocked and sadnesses over the sudden death of the Lawmaker hon. Fagen Gawo.
In a statement issued by the his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Muhammad Puma, Wase, described the death of Hon.Fagen Gawo, as a huge loss, saying the National Assembly will miss hisl contributions on critical national issues.
“We have loss a friend and a brother the deceased has been known to be a hardworking and committed lawmaker whose views on key national issues were respected by his colleagues in the House.
“The late Fagen Gawo has worked very hard in the time he represented his constituency ,We mourn him but we are consoled by the undisputed fact that he left his giant footprints in the sands of time which should be emulated.”
Wase prayed to God to give his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, while extending his sincere condolences to the people and government of Jigawa state
Equally, the Lawmaker representing Koko- Besse/maiyama federal constituency of Kebbi state has commiserated with the family of late Hon. Adamu Fagen Gawo.
Hon. Shehu Koko, Chairman House Committee on Airforce who described the lawmaker as a Friendly lawmaker and a man of peace said he will surely be missed by all especially his Constituents.
“Late Gawo is a friend and I have always known him to be a man of peace and loves to share the little he has.
His sudden demise took everyone by surprise especially his close friends”
“This is a painful exit and a sad news in the New year” He left behind kids and wives as well as close friends that will miss his contributions on the floor of the House”
Rep Koko said the deseased left behind 10 children and two wives and prayed Allah to grant him eternal life
Shehu Koko also condoled with his constituents and the entire people of Jigawa State as his remains will be buried According to Islamic rites in his home town.