Senator Mustapha Bukar: We've lost a loyal party man - APC

He stated that the senator died in the early hours of Wednesday at the Nizamiyya hospital, Abuja.

Senator Bukar was the second senator to die in weeks, after Senator Ali Wakili, 58, who represented Bauchi south in the senate.

This was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.He also sympathised with the National Assembly on the passing away of the senator, who represented Katsina North Senatorial District.

He said the deceased would be buried in Daura today.

The news of Bukar's death is coming less than a week after the Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Umar Jibril, died.

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He was a member of Institute of Civil Engineers, Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria, Nigerian Society of Engineers, American Waterwork Association.

"Senator Bukar was so dedicated to his responsibilities and hardworking that he got an appointment with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, where he also demonstrated the same dedication and passion for service, " the president said.

According to a biographical sketch published by National Assembly, Bukar finished his primary education in Daura in 1968, and thereafter went to Government Secondary School, Katsina.

Until his death, Senator Bukar was the Senator representing Katsina State.

He was recently in the news for sponsoring the training of 400 unemployed youths in his Senatorial District on yoghourt making and poultry production for self-reliance and economic sustainability.

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