A senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly Ignatius Longjan is dead.
The Governor Plateau State , Simon Lalong, announced this in a statement on Monday.
The lawmaker, who once served as the deputy governor of Plateau, was said to have died on Sunday night after a protracted illness.
Mourning the senator, Lalong described said Longjan’s death as devastating, saying it was a huge loss to not only his family and the people of Plateau South Senatorial District, but the entire state.
The governor explained that the lawmaker made immense contributions to the development of the state and the country in general.
Governor Lalong also recalled how the Former deputy governor served Plateau steadfastly and loyally from 2011 to 2015.
He added that the senator also played a significant role in ensuring political stability in the state all through the period of various security challenges that the state passed through.
Senator Longjan was a chieftain of the All Progressives Party (APC) in Plateau State and Senate Committee Deputy Chairman on Culture and Tourism.
He was also a former Chief of Staff to former Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang.