•By Ademola Akanni, Abuja
Barely two months after the death of Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, another member of the Red Chamber is dead.
Senator Igantius Longjan, representing Plateau South Senatorial District died on Sunday, 9 February, 2020 in a Turkish hospital.
The Gazelle News.com learnt that the Senator, who was the Vice Chairman of Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism as well as the Committee on Foreign Affairs, has been sick for sometime although the nature of his sickness was known as at the time of writing this report.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, The Gazelle News.com can report, has commiserated with the family of the late Senator.
Lawan also condoled with the government and people of Plateau State over the sad loss of the Senator who represented Plateau South Senatorial District until his death.
The Senate President acknowledged the contributions of Senator Longjan both at the state and national levels as former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies(NIPSS), Kuru; former Chief of Staff at the Government House in Jos and Plateau State Deputy Governor between 2011 and 2019.
Lawan said the Senate will miss Longjan who was Vice Chairman of the Committee on Culture and Tourism as well as the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.
The Senate President prayed to God to grant those he left behind the fortitude to bear the great loss.