Ex-Kwara Senator, Rafiu Ibrahim Dies, Burial Fixed For 2 pm


Ex-Kwara Senator, Rafiu Ibrahim Dies, Burial Fixed For 2 pm


A former Senator who represented Kwara South at the National Assembly between 2015 and 2019, Dr Rafiu Ibrahim is dead.

The former lawmaker died in the early hours of Wednesday after a brief illness.

The passage of Ibrahim was confirmed by his family through a statement signed by his aide, Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir.

”It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved father, uncle, and brother, Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim.

“Senator Rafiu returned to his creator this morning, leaving behind a legacy of dedication, service, and profound impact.

“We kindly request your prayers and support during this difficult time. His burial arrangements will be communicated in due course.

“We pray Allah forgives his shortcomings and grants him Al-jannah Firdaus. Ameen,” the statement said.

Another statement from the former press secretary to former Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, Alh Wahab Oba said the corpse of Ibrahim will arrive at the Ilorin International Airport by 12noon while his remains will be interred at the Muslims Cemetery, Osere, Ilorin by 2.00 pm.

Meanwhile, the Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, said he received with shock and profound sadness reports of the death of Senator Ibrahim.

The governor in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye condoled with the family of the late lawmaker, the people of Ojoku in Oyun Local Government Area, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“This shocking development again reminds everyone of the inevitability of death for all human beings, and the fact that it could come unannounced for anyone.

“Governor AbdulRazaq prays to Allah to admit the senator to al-Jannah Firdaus and give comfort to his family members, political associates, and followers,” the statement added.

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