By Our Correspondent
The immediate-past president of the Nigerian Senate, His Excellency, Sen Abubakar Saraki has reminisced on the good times he had shared with late former Senate President, Dr. Joseph Wayas.
Saraki who stated this today in a release he personally signed, also recalled that the Late Cross River State-born politician had served as President of the Red Chamber of the National Assembly when his (Saraki’s) father was Senate Leader between 1979 and 1983.
He said “My prayers are with the Wayas family over the passing of Dr. Joseph Wayas, who was the President of the Senate while my father, Dr. Olusola Saraki, served as Senate Leader between 1979 and 1983.
“I remember when I was younger, whenever Oloye used to visit Dr. Wayas, or Dr. Wayas came to our home on visits, he always had a knack for wanting to ensure that everyone was carried along in the solutions to the problems of the day.
“During my time as Senate President, knowing fully well how closely he and my father worked, based on his experience, I consulted with him regularly on issues relating to the running of the Senate. He was a guest at a few of our anniversary events in the 8th Senate.
This is why, today, as we mourn the passing of this great statesman, experienced legislator, and people-centered politician, I thank Almighty God and his family for sharing him with us. I also commiserate with the people of Cross River State over Dr. Wayas’s demise, and pray for strength for his family, friends, political associates, and supporters”.