The Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, Mr Abok Ayuba, has described late Sen. Ignatius Longjan who died on Monday as a strong political pillar and an embodiment of selflessness.
Longjan was the serving Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
Ayuba stated this in a condolence message issued by his Press Secretary, Bulus Atang,to Nigerian pilot on Tuesday in Jos.
He expressed sadness over the demise of Longjan, who was also a former deputy governor of Plateau.
“I am deeply shocked and saddened to learn about the death of this respected elder statesman, who made valuable contribution toward political stability both at the state and at the national levels.
“Late Ignatius Longjang was indeed an exceptional man and illustrious son who contributed tremendously to the development of Plateau and left an indelible mark on the annals of same,” he said.
The speaker said Sen. Longjan was humble throughout the good life he lived, and that he had touched the lives of everyone he came across.
He said the deceased would be remembered for his kindness and uprightness.
He commiserated with the family of the late front line politician and administrator and prayed God to grant him eternal rest.
Ayuba, on behalf of the leadership, members and staff of the State House of Assembly, extended the assembly’s heartfelt condolences to the people of Plateau South, government and people of Plateau
He also condoled with the National Assembly over the demise of their colleague, saying, Sen. Longjang’s exit was a big loss not only to his immediate family, the many lives he touched and Nigeria.