The member representing Patigi state Constituency at the Kwara state House of Assembly, Hon. Ahmed Saidu Rufai has been laid to rest, today.
According to a statement made available to journalist in Ilorin, Tuesday evening, the 9th Kwara state House of Assembly announced the demise of the Honorable member at today’s plenary, where a minute silence was observed in honour of the deceased amidst tears and sober moods.
The statement added that the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Salihu Yakubu Danladi led his colleagues to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, where the remains of their colleague was deposited, from where it was moved to his country home, Gada-Woro, Lade District of Patigi local government, where he was buried according to Islamic rites and Fidau prayer followed immediately.
The Speaker, on behalf of the 9th Assembly reiterate its continued support for the deceased family, understanding the overwhelming burden they will be shouldering as a result of Hon. Rufai’s demise.
“I want to sincerely appreciate everyone who have shown us empathy in this hard moment of ours, His Excellencies, the Governor and Depuuty Governor of Kwara state, our party, APC leadership, traditional rulers, corporate organizations and all well meaning Kwarans who empathize with us in this moment of grieve, we pray Allah forestall further loss and grant us all fortitude to bear this great loss”, Danladi said.
The legislators later paid a condolence visit to the Emir of Patigi, HRH, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar Bologi II, at his palace in Patigi.
The royal father prayed for the repose of the deceased, while admonishing his guests that the death of Hon. Rufai is a lesson for all, to prepare for death at all time as no one know when it would come.
Late Hon. Ahmed Saidu Rufai is survived by his two parents, three wives and kids.