Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed shock and sadness over the death of Malam Ali Wakili, describing him as a “diligent and courageous lawmaker.”
He said: “I received with rude shock the news of the passing on of my friend, brother, colleague and ally, Distinguished Sen. Wakil Ali.
“Senator Wakili’s stint at the National Assembly has no doubt been cut short, but it was long enough to prove himself a forthright, patriotic, diligent, and courageous politician.
“He respected his conviction and loved his fatherland. He stood for what he believed was right and worked for the unity of Nigeria.
“It is indeed a grave, personal loss to me, the Senate, and the entire nation. He will live on in our hearts.”
Ekweremadu prayed God to grant eternal rest to the soul of the late Senator and support his family, people of Bauchi, and the nation with the fortitude to bear the loss.
Born in 1960, Wakili attended Lere Primary School, Bauchi and Government Secondary School, Damaturu, Yobe.
For university education, he attended Bayero University, Kano, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Arts in1982.