From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of former Senate President, Joseph Wayas, at the age of 80.
According to a statement by by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari who condoled with the family of the legislator, whose influence and contributions to Nigeria’s democracy remain indelible.
He noted that the sacrifices of Wayas, who started taking up leadership responsibilities at an early age, turning a Senate President at 38, and remaining vibrant and dynamic in mentoring leaders long after he retired from politics.
President Buhari said he joined the National Assembly, Government and people of Cross River State, his friends and associates in mourning the loss, believing his legacies will be approximated for posterity.
The President prayed that his soul will find rest with the Lord.