"Enroute to celebrate with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and family on their daughter's wedding, I just heard about the passing of my friend and colleague, Senator Ali Wakili".
Senator Wakili was reported to have slumped on Saturday morning at his Gwarimpa residence in Abuja, the nation's capital.
"The late Senator was a vibrant lawmaker and public servant who was very passionate about his assignment and engagements in the Senate, especially his Chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation and other committees where he was a member".
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Ali Wakili was born in 1960.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said of Wakili's demise: "The death of Sen".
Saraki prayed Allah to grant Wakili a place among the righteous in Aljannah Firdaus and his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss.
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu expressed his condolences to the family of the late lawmakers via his twitter handle. Ali Wakili is a personal loss to me. "Condolences to his family and peace to his soul" he wrote.
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The deceased Senator was 58 and a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Secondary School Damaturu where he obtained his senior Certificate. he then proceeded to Bauchi college for arts and science in 1979.
He was also a Retired Controller of the Nigeria Customs Service.
He left behind two wives and 10 children.
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