Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has expressed sadness over the death of prominent politician, Alhaji Umaru Dikko.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal described late Dikko as a committed democrat, who rendered selfless service to his country when called upon to do so.
He said despite the seemingly negative public perception about him, Dikko remained committed to ideals of good governance, peaceful coexistence and mutual respect for all persons.
“Until he died in London, Dikko believed in Nigeria and its ability to attain greatness. In his life, there are lessons for today’s politicians to learn from. He was a team player who promoted inclusiveness in decision-making.
“As we mourn his passage, may the Almighty Allah give his family, friends and associates the fortitude to bear the loss,” the Speaker added.