The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed deeply shocked and saddened by the death of the Committee Vice-Chairman, Senator Ignatius Longjan which came at a time his enthusiasm and insightful ideas are most needed to help catalyze the development of the culture and tourism sector in the country.
In a statement released by the Special Assistant to the President, Office of the Minister of Information and Culture, Segun Adeyemi in Abuja on Tuesday, he condoled with the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, and members of the Committee.
He said the death has robbed the sector of one of its pillars of support. Alhaji Mohammed extended his condolence to the government and people of Plateau State as well as the family, friends and associates of the deceased.
He urged the family to take solace in the fact that in his lifetime, the late Senator served his fatherland meritoriously in several capacities, thus contributing immensely to the development of the country.