Isa Dogonyaro, House of Reps Member, Passes Away at 46

Isa Dogonyaro, a member of the house of representatives, is dead.

Dogonyaro, who represented Babura/Garki federal constituency of Jigawa, died on Friday in Abuja, after a brief illness. He was 46 years of age.

Akin Rotimi, spokesperson of the house of representatives, announced Dogonyaro’s passing in a statement.

“Hon. Isa Dogonyaro was a dedicated and passionate legislator who served his constituents and the nation with utmost commitment,” the statement reads.

“He was a pillar in the House, contributing significantly to the development of legislation, particularly in the area of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Control, where he served as the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee.”

Rotimi said Dogonyaro was “known for his integrity, diligence, and unwavering dedication to the welfare of the Nigerian people”.

“His presence will be sorely missed in the hallowed chambers of the House of Representatives.

“Hon. Isa Dogonyaro was a detribalized patriot who was very jovial as much as he was an intellectual.

“He built strong bonds of friendship with Honourable Members from all parts of the country.

“He is survived by wives and children.”

The house spokesperson said prayers will be held for the deceased today (Friday) at the National Mosque, Abuja, after Jumaat prayers, which will be followed by interment at the Gudu Muslim cemetery, in line with Islamic rites.

In a statement mourning Dogonyaro, Tajudeen Abass, speaker of the house, said the lawmaker was a “brother, friend and patriotic Nigerian”, adding that he is “pained” by his demise.

Abass said the deceased “demonstrated zeal, determination, and dedication to nation-building”.

“He was a perfect gentleman and a sound lawmaker. His departure will leave a vacuum in the House. We will sorely miss him,” the speaker said in a statement issued by Musa Krishi, his special adviser on media.

Dogonyaro was a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

His passing comes about six months after the death of Abdulkadir Danbuga.

Danbuga died in October 2023. He represented Isa/Sabon Birnin federal constituency of Sokoto state.

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