President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of Senator Malam Ali Wakili as "an incalculable loss to Nigeria's democracy."
Buhari said Senator Wakili's dedication to duty was remarkable and worthy of emulation."
The president, in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu said the death of the senator came as a great shock to him, adding that his dedication to duty would remain one of the greatest virtues for which the deceased would be remembered.
According to him "The passion for duty was one of the finest qualities of late Senator Wakil."
Buhari urged other democratically elected leaders to borrow a leaf from the deceased's record of dedication.
The President, while praying to Allah to bless the soul of the departed senator, also extended his condolences to his family, his colleagues in the National Assembly, as well as the government and people of Bauchi State over the great loss to the country.