Senator Ali Wakili, chairman senate committee on poverty alleviation died in the early hours of Saturday in his Abuja residence.
He was 58.
His death has been confirmed by Senate president Bukola Saraki who expressed sadness in his official twitter account minutes ago after paying “his respects to the family of the deceased”.
“Enroute to celebrate with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and family on their daughter’s wedding, I just heard about the passing of my friend and colleague, Senator Ali Wakili. I am on my way to the Wakili house to pay my respects to his family.
“Inalilahi wa Ina Ilaehi Rajiun. It is the Almighty Allah (SWT) that gives life, and it his Him that takes it away. I pray that the Almighty Allah grants the dear departed Senator a place in Al Jannah Firdaus.
“The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has just left the Gwarinpa, Abuja residence of the late Senator Ali Wakili, where he paid his respects to the family of the deceased.”