Legislators call on Federal Government to bury former Senate Leader

By Ene Asuquo

Worried by the delay in burying the former Senate president, senator Joseph wayas,16months after death and concerned that the delay is an embarrassment to the National Assembly, a motion sponsored by senator Gershom Bassey from the southern senatorial district, and co sponsored by Jarigbe Agom from the Northern senatorial district and Sandy Onor from the Central Senatorial district was moved 

Moving the motion, the three senators are calling on the Federal Government  to urgently take over the burial arrangements of the former Senate president, late senator Joseph wayas and also immortalize him.

Wayas born on the may 21, 1941 and died on the 30th of November, 2021 was the Senate president in the second republic between 1979 – 1983. 

Senator Wayas, until his death was a strong believer in the true federalism as the only solution to Nigeria’s problems, was also a member of the 1994/95 National Constitutional conference and a founding member of the All peoples party (APP)

Meanwhile, the Basang Nation through the president, HON. Anyawho Sylvanus has commended the three senators representing cross River State at the National Assembly for their efforts by taking a bold step in ensuring that senator Joseph wayas is given a befitting burial and also immortalized 

In a letter signed by the president, “we received and watch in appreciation your motion as was presented at the plenary on Tuesday the 4th of April 2023”

“The entire Basang people both at home and in the Diaspora do appreciate your call for the Federal Government intervention, and also appreciate your call to immortalized senator Joseph wayas”.

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