The Speaker of Zamfara House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Magarya has described his Ekiti State counterpart, late Funminiyi Afuye, as a leader with a mission for development.
In a condolence message to the Government and people of Ekiti State, issued in Gusau on Sunday, Magarya described Afuye’s demise as a great loss.
He said that Afuye’s death was a great loss not only to his immediate family but also to the government and people of Ekiti State and Nigeria in general.
“On behalf of the entire members and staff of Zamfara House of Assembly, we condole with the Government and people of Ekiti State.
“I extend similar condolences to the Chairman and members, Conference of Speakers of the State’s Legislatures of Nigeria over the great loss,” he added.
Magarya prayed for the repose of the deceased’s soul and for God to give his family the fortitude to bear the loss.
“Afuye served the state and nation in different capacities and contributed to the socio-economic development of Ekiti State and Nigeria in general.”
The NewsZenith reports that Afuse, who represented Ikere Constituency 1 in the Ekiti State House of Assembly, died on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the age of 66, while receiving treatment at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital in Ado Ekiti.