Ex-Kwara Senator, Rafiu Ibrahim is dead

Leah TwakiApril 18, 20243 min

Former lawmaker, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim who represented Kwara South is dead.

 Rafiu Ibrahim dies is dead

Rafiu Ibrahim, a former Senator who represented Kwara South at the National Assembly between 2015 and 2019 is dead.

The former lawmaker died in the early hours of Wednesday after a brief illness at age 57.

Ibrahim’s  passage was confirmed by his family through a statement signed by his aide, Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir.

The statement reads “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved father, uncle, and brother, Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim.

Senator Rafiu returned to his creator this morning, leaving behind a legacy of dedication, service, and profound impact.

We kindly request your prayers and support during this difficult time. His burial arrangements will be communicated in due course.

We pray Allah forgives his shortcomings and grants him Al-jannah Firdaus. Ameen.” 

Mourning the lawmaker, the state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, said he received with shock and sadness reports of the death of Senator Rafiu Ibrahim of the Peoples Democratic Party after a brief illness.

The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, said, “I send my heartfelt condolences to the family of the late senator, the people of Ojoku in Oyun Local Government Area, and the Peoples Democratic Party on this sad development.

This shocking development again reminds everyone of the inevitability of death for all human beings and the fact that it could come unannounced for anyone, according to the governor.”

Ibrahim, born on December 12, 1966, was a senator who represented Kwara South Senatorial District in the eighth National Assembly from 2015 to 2019 under the leadership of Senator Bukola Saraki during which he sponsored six bills and supervised eight others.

He was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Institutions.

He started his political Career as a member of Kwara State House of Assembly in 2009 to 2011 and eventually got elected to represent Ifelodun/Offa/Oyun Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015.

Leah Twaki

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