The Kogi State House of Assembly has lost one of its members, John Abah.
Chief Press Secretary to the speaker, Demi Olugbemi, confirmed this on Wednesday, saying Abah died in the early hours of Wednesday.
Abah was a lawmaker representing Ibaji Constituency in the 8th assembly, where he was serving as a second term.
He was not known to have suffered any ailment prior to his death.
Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole, described the death of Abah as shocking.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Femi Olugbemi, the Speaker expressed sadness over the death.
He sympathized with the immediate family and the people of Ibaji Constituency, noting that the deceased would be greatly missed.
He said, “It is very sad and painful to lose a breadwinner of a family”, stressing that his demise has created “a great vacuum that will be hard to fill”.
He noted that “death is an expected end of every mortal, hence, he enjoined his family to “take solace in the words of God which say everything under the sun has time, a time to be born, and time to die”.