Mr. Kuta died at the age of 65.
The Senate and House of Representatives, at their plenary meeting on Tuesday, adjourned sitting till Wednesday to honour late Dahiru Kuta who died on June 12 while the legislators were on break.
Mr. Kuta, the Senator representing Niger east, died at the age of 65.
The Senate President, David Mark, in his speech, expressed grief at the loss of Mr. Kuta, saying Nigeria lost a patriotic citizen who was
always ready to help the nation.
“The Senate has lost a very patriotic citizen who at all times joined hands with other patriots to move the country forward.
“The late Senator Kuta made the Senate committee on Federal character very vibrant and responsive to the needs of Nigerians in terms of making relevant agencies under it to bring about equitable recruitment a into federal service and allocation of resources, ” Mr. Mark said .
He said a valedictory service would take place on Wednesday to enable people pay their last respect to Mr. Kuta.
“I don’t want to comment on how the Senate will immortalize or honour him because a special valedictory session has been slated for tomorrow. His state governor and some other governors, along with his family members, would be in session”.
The deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, also expressed grief over the demise of the lawmaker.
“We have lost a man I call a congress man, he was indeed a great man, we are going to miss him heavily.”
“Almighty God would accept his soul and that his perfect soul which was indeed perfect would rest in peace.”
Mr. Ekweremadu also extended his condolences to the family of the deceased and the people of Niger State.