Kogi State House of Assembly on Thursday held a valedictory session to honour the late member representing Ibaji State constituency, Hon. John Abah who passed on after a brief illness.
Hon. Abah died on 24th June, 2020.
The lawmakers who were all dressed in black took turns to eulogise late Abah for the legacy he left behind.
The Speaker, Prince Mathew Kolawole in his submissions said, “John Abah’s death at this time is a monumental loss to the 7th Assembly considering his robust contributions to the floor of the house on any issues relating to the overall development of the State.
“Though death is an expected end of every mortal, hence I enjoined his family to take solace in the words of God which says everything under the sun have time, a time to be born and time to die”.
The House, however, called on the state government to immortalize the late lawmaker in any of the government facilities in the state in view of his numerous contributions towards the development of Kogi State.
Late John Abbah is a former chairman, House Committee on Finance.
In a related development, the House also urged the State Government to immortalize the first Combatant Helicopter Pilot, Flying Officer, Tolulope Arotile who died recently.
The call was contained in an oral motion moved by the member representing Ijumu constituency, Kilani Olumo at Plenary on Thursday.
Kilani Olumo said the deceased pilot had contributed her quota to the ongoing fight against insecurity in the country.
He noted that her death was painful and a great loss to the State, pointing out that, immortalizing her would be a reward for hard work and dedication to protection of the nation’s territorial integrity.
The lawmaker prayed God to grant the family and Nigeria Air Force the grace to bear the loss.
Seconding the motion, the member representing Lokoja 1, Umar Tenimu described the motion as timely in view of the efforts of the Late Pilot to the nation’s security.
The Speaker, Prince Matthew Kolawole in his ruling, called on the State Government to urgently immortalize the young icon.