Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong says he is shocked over the death of Member, House of Representatives Hon. Haruna Ibrahim Maitala who until his demise represented Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency of Plateau State at the Green Chambers of the National Assembly.
Governor Lalong described the death of the lawmaker as tragic and a big loss to his immediate family, Jos North/Bassa constituency and the entire State.
He said “I am deeply saddened by this tragic development for Plateau State and Nigeria where we lost another legislator in the National Assembly currently representing Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives. The late Member was a passionate politician who served his people with zeal and compassion. He did a lot to project and protect the interests of not only his constituency, but the entire State at the parliament. He will be missed greatly”.
While comforting his family and the entire State, the Governor said his contributions to the successes of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau as well as his efforts at consolidating democracy in Nigeria will also be remembered for a very long time.
He urged the family, close associates, constituents and the entire State to accept the unfortunate development as an act of God and pray for the repose of his soul.