Tragedy as N/Assembly clerk slumps, dies

National Assembly

National Assembly

National Assembly

Tragedy struck at the National Assembly on Monday as a  senior staff of the Management, Mr. Mohammed Shuaibu, slumped and died in the premises.

The cause of death remained unknown as of the time of filing this report.

Mohammed, who was the Clerk to the House of Representatives Committee on Agricultural Production Services, died after he complained of experiencing some discomfort, PUNCH reports.

It was gathered that the Mohammed drove himself to to work on Monday, ahead of a scheduled meeting of the committee.

However, while he was in the office preparing for the meeting, he reportedly complained of the discomfort and slumped almost immediately.

Mohammed was promptly rushed to the National Assembly Clinic for medical attention, but doctors confirmed him dead on arrival at the clinic.

He was about 55 years old.

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One source told the PUNCH that “We are all in shock. He returned from Zaria (Kaduna State) yesterday (Sunday).

“He drove himself to work this morning and was looking healthy. His sudden death is a big shock to us.”

The Director of Information and Publications at the National Assembly, Mr. Dibal Ishaku, confirmed the incident.

“Yes, our colleague has died. We don’t know what happened. The body has been taken back to Zaria”, Ishaku said.

The Chairman of the committee, Mr. Mohammed Monguno, also confirmed the death of his clerk.

Monguno mourned his exit, saying that his dedication to duty would be missed.

“He was a hard working officer, who was deployed in the committee about one year ago,” Monguno added.

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