The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Wase, has lost his elder brother, Adamu Idris, at the age of 96.
Naija News reports that the spokesman for the Deputy Speaker, Umar Muhammad Puma, made this known in a statement on Sunday.
The statement said the deceased, the Emir of Bashar died in Jos in the early hours of Sunday, leaving four wives many children and grandchildren behind.
It added that the deceased will be buried today in Bashar, Plateau state, according to Islamic rites.
The statement reads: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of the Emir of Bashar, Alhaji Adamu Idris; the elder brother of the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase.
“He died in Jos in the early hours of today (Sunday ) at the age of 96. He left behind four wives many children and grandchildren. He will be buried today in Bashar, Plateau state, according to Islamic rites.”
Gbajabiamila Condoles With Wase
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has condoled with his deputy over the death of his elder brother.
In a statement by his spokesman, Lanre Lasisi, the speaker said the late Adamu was a symbol of peace and unity among his people, adding that the deceased lived a fulfilled life worthy of emulation.