The member representing Gwaram Federal Constituency of Jigawa in the House of Representatives, Yuguda Hassan Kila, is dead.
Daily Trust understands that he died at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday.
Rep. Magaji Da’u Aliyu, member representing Birnin Kudu/Buji federal constituency of Jigawa, confirmed the death on Thursday but did not go into details.
“Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raji’un. This is to announce the death of Hon. Yuguda Hassan Kila, member representing Gwaram Federal Constituency, Jigawa State,” he wrote on Facebook.
The House Majority Leader, Rep. Alhassan Ado Doguwa confirmed Kila’s death to journalists via telephone.
“The man was admitted last two weeks for just a severe malaria. It later degenerated to an acute shortage of oxygen in his blood stream,” he said.
Until his death, Kila was the chairman, House Committee on Customs and Excise.