By Sunny Atam, February 11, 2020/news/comments
ABUJA-The sudden demise of a Senator, representing Plateau South Senatorial District, Senator Ignatius Longjan, has thrown the people of Plateau State into mourning. The Senator whom fellow colleagues described as a patriotic cool learnt lawmaker left Nigeria as the time his service is highly needed. Meanwhile, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has commiserated with the family of Senator Longjan and the people of Plateau State, stressing that Senator Ignatius Longjan lived a productive life, and brought true representation to his people. Omo-Agege therefore expressed regret that the development was coming so soon after the death of Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, who represented Imo North Senatorial District, in December last year.
In a press release by Omo-Agege’s, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga, charges the Longjan family to keep faith in God, as we all mourn:
“We mourn the loss of the Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, Senator Longjan; a loyal ally who represented his people with a strong commitment to APC’s populist ideology.
“I commiserate with members of Senator Longjan’s family and the good people of Plateau South Senatorial District over the transition of a highly experienced and very patriotic citizen.
“Senator Longjan climbed the political ladder by dint of hard work and conscientious representation, becoming Chief Of Staff at Government House, Jos from June 1, 2007 to May 29, 2011 and Deputy Governor of Plateau State from 29th May, 2011 to 29th May, 2015.
“In recognition of his nationalistic disposition, the Federal Government appointed him as Chairman of Board of Governors at the National Institute for Policy & Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Kuru, Jos in 2019 and thereafter, his people elected him as Senator. “I pray that God Almighty grant his soul eternal repose and comfort the family he left behind,” The senator died at the age of 75 years
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