2nd December, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to the family of former Senate President, Dr.Joseph Wayas, who died in a London Hospital on Thursday.
He was aged 80.
Wayas was senate president up till 1983 December when the legislature and executive were sacked in a coup led by Muhammadu Buhari, then a brigadier in the army.
Buhari said Wayas’ influence and contributions to Nigeria’s democracy remain indelible.
The President recalled Wayas career trajectory, taking up leadership responsibilities at an early age, turning a Senate President at 38, and remaining vibrant and dynamic in mentoring leaders long after he retired from politics.
President Buhari believed that Wayas legacy will live on after him.
“President Buhari joins the National Assembly, Government and people of Cross River State, his friends and associates in mourning the loss, believing his legacies will be approximated for posterity”, his spokesman Femi Adesina said..