25 June 2014, Abuja – Members of the senate on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to the late Senator Awaisu Kuta, and urged the Federal Government to honour him by renaming the headquarters of the Hydro-Power Producing Areas Development Commission in Minna, Niger state, after him.
Kuta, who died on June 12 this year, represented the Niger East Senatorial District at the upper chamber.
Senate leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, moved the motion for a special valedictory session for the Late Kuta on behalf of the remaining 108 senators.
Ndoma-Egba, described the late senator as an amiable, articulate, resourceful politician and nationalist by his disposition to national issues whose love and passion for the development of the nation was his driving force.
He maintained that the death of Kuta was a monumental loss not only to Niger State, his constituents and family but to the senate and the country as a whole.
He said the deceased made immense and useful contributions to debate at plenary and that his robust representation to his constituents, were wonderful.
The senate leader urged the red chamber to approve that a powerful delegation of the senate be sent to Niger State to condole with the family of the late senator and people of the state.
Senate President, David Mark, said he was in Brazil when he learnt of the death of Kuta.
He said his meeting with Kuta was when he was posted to Niger as military administrator when he was challenging the dissolution of the state House of Assembly where he was a member.
– The Punch