The lawmaker representing Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Haruna Maitala, is dead.
Hon. Maitala, as learnt, died in a road accident along Bade-Gitata road on Friday night while he was on his way to Jos, Plateau State.
The Nigerian lawmaker died alongside his son, driver, and security aide, who were all in the vehicle.
A source, who confided in our reporter, said that the lawmaker was travelling to Jos for his son’s wedding scheduled for Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, when the tragic incident occurred.
“We are all in Jos for the wedding. But he died on his way to Jos. His son, Ja’afar Haruna, who was said to be the one driving the vehicle also died.
“We are waiting for the Corpses to arrive Jos from Keffi for the funeral,” the source said.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase in his reaction expressed shock and sadness over the death of his colleague.
Wase in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Muhammad Puma on Saturday described the late Maitala as a hardworking, dedicated, and honest politician who died when his services were needed the most.
“I am deeply saddened as I join the people of Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency and the entire Plateau State to mourn the loss of our brother and colleague, Hon. Haruna Maitala.
“We have lost one of our illustrious sons, a loving father, a man of peace filled with wisdom and honesty.
“We cannot question the Almighty Allah over what has happened, so I urge members of his family and his constituents to take heart and consider the death of Hon. Maitala as part of Allah’s Decree,” the statement reads.
Maitala death comes barely a month after another lawmaker, Yuguda Killa from Jigawa State, passed on.