Serving federal lawmaker, Isa Dogonyaro dies at 46

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Isa Dogonyaro, a member of the House of Representatives from Jigawa state, died.

The first-time politician, who served as deputy chairman of the House Committee on HIV/AIDS and Malaria Control in the 10th Assembly, reportedly died on Friday morning in Abuja following a brief illness.

The House spokesman, Akintunde Rotimi, confirmed the death of the 46-year-old politician.

The statement confirming the death reads: “It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Hon. Isa Dogonyaro (Kogunan Ringim), the distinguished Member representing the Babura/Garki Federal Constituency of Jigawa State in the 10th Assembly of the House of Representatives.

“Hon. Dogonyaro passed away after a brief illness, today, Friday, March 10, 2024, in Abuja, at the age of 46.

“Hon. Isa Dogonyaro was a dedicated and passionate legislator who served his constituents and the nation with utmost commitment.

“He was a pillar in the House, contributing significantly to the development of legislation, particularly in the area of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Control, where he served as the deputy chairman of the House Committee.

“Elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Hon. Dogonyaro was known for his integrity, diligence, and unwavering dedication to the welfare of the Nigerian people. His presence will be sorely missed in the hallowed chambers of the House of Representatives.

“Hon. Isa Dogonyaro was a detribalised patriot who was very jovial as much as he was an intellectual. He built strong bonds of friendship with Honourable Members from all parts of the country. He is survived by his wives and children.

“In this moment of grief, our thoughts and prayers are with his family, constituents, colleagues, and the people of Jigawa state. We pray for strength and comfort for all who mourn his passing. Details of his funeral arrangements will be communicated in due course.”