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Former Nigerian Lawmaker Dies At 71

A former Nigerian lawmaker representing Gombe Central Constituency, Sen. Saidu Kumo, is dead, aged 71.

sources close to the family say,he died at Gwagwalada Hospital, Abuja on Sunday morning.

Sen. Kumo, who holds the title of Garkuwan Gombe, was elected senator in 1999 on the platform of the defunct All Peoples Party, APP, and later became the national secretary of the party.

“He was a member of the committees on Aviation, Communication, Power & Steel, Finance & Appropriation, Tourism & Culture and Social Development & Sports. He became Deputy Chairman of the Senate Services Committee. All in the first senate,” a Aliyu Modibbo, a former minister of the FCT said in a statement.

He has since being  buried in Abuja in accordance with Islamic rites.


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