A Senator representing Imo North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Benjamin Uwajumogu, has died.
Senator Rochas Okorocha, confirmed the death to journalists outside the Senate chamber on Wednesday.
He was said to have slumped in the bathroom while taking his bath and rushed to a private hospital in Apo, Abuja, where he was confirmed dead.
Until his death, Uwajumogu was the Senate committee Chairman on Employment, Labour and Productivity.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed shock and sadness over the tragic news of the death of Senator Ben Uwajumogu who represented Imo North Senatorial District of Imo state until the sad incident on Wednesday.
Lawan commiserated with the family of the deceased Senator and the government and people of Imo State over the tragic loss.
Lawan also condoled with Distinguished senators and friends of the departed senator.
He recalled that Senator Uwajumogu was full of life at the Senate Chamber on Tuesday, which made the news of his death even more difficult to take.
“But God gives and takes in line with his supreme sovereignty so we cannot question His will.
“Senator Uwajumogu’s sudden death is shocking and a painful loss to the ninth National Assembly where he always made robust contributions to the debates and other activities of the Upper legislative chamber. He will be greatly missed by all of us his colleagues and staff of the Senate,” Lawan said.
The Senate President prayed that God Almighty will comfort his loved ones and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.