Senate Adjourns Plenary To Mourn Senator Ignatius Longjan
Lawmakers at the Senate House of Assembly on Tuesday adjourned plenary to honour a member, Senator Ignatius Longjan.
Senator Longjan who represented Plateau South Senatorial District died on Sunday at Turkish hospital, Abuja at the age of 75.
A minute of silence and prayers were held for him before the adjournment.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan in a condolence message on Monday acknowledged the contributions of Senator Longjan, both at the state and national levels as former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies(NIPSS), Kuru; former Chief of Staff at the Government House in Jos, and Plateau State Deputy Governor between 2011 and 2015.
Senator Lawan said the Senate would miss Longjan who was Vice Chairman of the Committee on Culture and Tourism, and the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong in his condolence message also on Monday recalled how the Longjam served as deputy governor in the state from 2011 to 2015.
He added that the Senator also played a significant role in ensuring political stability in the state all through the period of various security challenges that the state passed through.