The Kogi State House of Assembly has lost one of its members, John Abah, who was a lawmaker representing Ibaji Constituency in the Assembly where he was serving a second term.

Abah died on Wednesday in an Abuja hospital after a protracted illness.

Governor Yahaya Bello has expressed sadness over the death of the lawmaker.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Femi Olugbemi, the Speaker expressed sadness over the death.

He sympathised with the immediate family and the people of Ibaji Constituency, noting that the deceased would be greatly missed.

He said,

”It is very sad and painful to lose a breadwinner of a family”, stressing that his demise has created “a great vacuum that will be hard to fill”.

He noted that “death is an expected end of every mortal, hence, he enjoined his family to “take solace in the words of God which say everything under the sun has time, a time to be born, and time to die”.

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