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House of Reps member, Jelani Danbuga is dead

The corpse of the lawmaker has been taken to Sokoto for burial, according to Islamic rites.

Member representing Isa-Sabon Birni federal constituency of Sokoto State, Abdulkadir Jelani Danbuga, is dead.

He was a first-time member of the House elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He reportedly died around 12:30 am on Wednesday after a brief illness.

He reportedly took ill on Tuesday and was admitted in an undisclosed hospital for treatment

Our source learnt that the corpse of the lawmaker has been taken to Sokoto for burial, according to Islamic rites.

Spokesman of the House, Hon. Akin Rotimi, who confirmed the incident, said the death was announced on the lawmakers’ platform this morning.

He said a statement on the incident was forthcoming.

In another development, the House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the death of Dr. Michael Umoh, a personnel at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) who died on duty.

The resolution was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Adedayo Adesola at plenary yesterday.

Moving the motion, Adesola said the importance of medical personnel as the fulcrum of the healthcare delivery system could not be overemphasized.

He recalled that on September 17, Umoh, a medical officer on residency programme in the LUTH reportedly died after spending 72 hours on duty in the Neurosurgery unit of the institution.

According to him, there is a recent related incident of a young female medical doctor who lost her life due to elevator failure in a general hospital, which could have been avoided with improved working conditions.

“There have been several other reports of medical personnel dying as a result of harsh working conditions and other forms of negligence, thus robbing the country of its best brains;

“Such cases have reinforced the agitation of National Association of Resident Doctors, Nigeria Medical Association and other associated bodies for improved conditions of service.

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