The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday, reacted to the death of the immediate past governor of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Aliyu Akwe-Doma, who died in an Israeli hospital on Tuesday.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the former governor as a committed public servant who served the country with passion.
“It is sad to hear of the demise of ex-governor Akwe Doma. He was a contemporary during my tenure as Governor of Kwara State.
“My interactions with him during the period revealed a man with deep intellect, experience and passion for service.
“Little wonder that he rose through the ranks to become a Permanent Secretary in the old Plateau State and later served as deputy to a former Governor of the State, late Chief Solomon Lar, before he was elected substantive Governor of Nasarawa State and served from 2007 – 2011.
“My condolences go to his immediate family at this period of grief. I also commiserate with the people and government of Nasarawa State over this irreparable loss,” Saraki said.