Illiyasu Sa’idu Dundubus, a former speaker of Jigawa State House of Assembly, has died.
According to PREMIUM TIMES, the state assembly’s spokesperson, Babangida Hadejia, said the deceased died on Wednesday while receiving treatment in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Mr Hadejia said the late speaker served between 2000 and 2003 in the administration of a former governor, Saminu Turaki.
The official said the serving speaker, Idris Garba, mourns the deceased speaker, whom he described as a committed lawmaker, who during his time was committed to the independence of the legislative arm.
The speaker also announced a recess in honour of the late colleague.
Mr Sankara said the deceased was a pillar to the development of democracy and independent legislature in the state. He condoled the state’s lawmakers and people of Dutse emirate and his families over the loss.
The late speaker will be remembered for issuing a 24-hour ultimatum to former governor Turaki to return to the state or risk impeachment following a prolonged vacation.
The governor hurriedly returned to the state before the ultimatum elapsed.