Mustapha Bukar, senator representing Katsina North district, has passed at the age of 63, Daily Trust reports.
Bukar, who was named the Madawakin Daura, was said to have passed after a brief illness.
Bukar, while alive, was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Capital Market.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, confirmed the death on his Twitter, writing:
I am saddened to learn about the passing of another friend and colleague, Senator Mustapha Bukar. As a first-time Senator, Mustapha stood out for the quality of his contributions on the floor, his pragmatism and his work to strengthen the institution of the legislature.