President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of Senator Ali Wakil on Saturday. In a condolence message, Buhari said the senator’s death is "an incalculable loss to Nigeria's democracy whose dedication to duty was remarkable and worthy of emulation."
He further said “the death of the senator came as a great shock to him, adding that his dedication to duty would remain one of the greatest virtues for which the deceased would be remembered”.
“The passion for duty was one of the finest qualities of late Senator Wakil,” said Buhari in a statement by Presidential media assistant, Garba Shehu.
“The President, while praying to Allah to bless the soul of the departed senator, also extended his condolences to his family, his colleagues in the National Assembly, as well as the government and people of Bauchi State over this great loss to the country.”