Senate ​holds valedictory service for Chukwumerije​, Zanna​​ Wednesday​

The ​S​enate has adjourned till ​Wednesday in honour of its member, Ahmed Zannah, representing Borno senatorial district, who died on Saturday.

The ​S​enate president, David Mark​,​ ​said ​the ​plenary​ was adjourned in ​keeping​ with the tradition of the National Assembly.

​He said a joint valedictory session will be held Wednesday in honour of Mr. Zanna and Uche Chukwumerije, also a Senator who died.​

Senators are expected to dress in black or white with black band​, Mr. Mark said.

“The aircraft conveying the senators to Enugu state departs from Nnamdi Azikiwe airport at 8am on Friday and will bring them back the same day.

A one-minute silence was observed in the​ senators’​ honour.

Mr​.​ ​Zanna, 59, died on Saturday in Abuja.

The late lawmaker had been battling with undisclosed illness that partially​ paralys​ed​ him​.

He returned to Abuja on Friday ​from​ a medical trip to the United States of Amer​ica.​


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