A former senator who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly between 1999 and 2007, Ahmed Aruwa, has died.

Mr Aruwa died at about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday at a private hospital in Kaduna at the age of 70 after suffering prolonged illness.

President Muhammadu Buhari has since condoled with government and people of Kaduna State over the loss.

The President, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, commiserated with the National Assembly, family, friends and political associates of the deceased.

President Buhari recounted the many contributions of the senator to the growth of democracy in Nigeria, especially during his days at the legislature.

He affirmed that Aruwa had lived to serve the country in many facets, including sports, noting that his founding of Ranchers Bees Football Team, Kaduna, provided a platform for grooming youths for the national team and international clubs.

The President prayed that the Almighty Allah would grant Aruwa’s soul eternal rest and comfort his family.

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