The senator representing Katsina north, Mustapha Bukar, is dead. According to Daily Trust, the senator died at about 10 am on Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 63.

Until his death, Bukar was the chairman senate committee on capital market.

He was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015. He was a first-time lawmaker.

Born December 31, 1954, the senator obtained an engineering degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 1978.

He was general manager of Kaduna state water board in 1991. He went on to be director of Katsina state water board in 2008.

Bukar will be buried in Daura, Kastina state, according to Islamic rites.

His death follows that of Ali Wakili, senator representing Bauchi south, and Buba Jibril, minority leader of the house of representatives.

 

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