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Senator Mustapha Bukar dies in Abuja



The Nigerian senate who is yet to recover from the shock of losing one its members, Umar Buba Jibril who represented Lokoja/Kogi/Koton Karfe in the red chamber, has lost yet another, Senator Mustapha Bukar.
Senator Mustapha Bukar who represented Katsina North (Daura Zone) in the Senate, died at the age of 64 on Wednesday after a brief illness.

A civil engineer by training, Mr Bukar was born in Daura on December 31, 1954. He was a member of Institute of Civil Engineers, Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria, Nigerian Society of Engineers, American Waterwork Association.

Senator Mustapha Bukar

Mr Bukar was also the President, Nigerian Water Supply Association, Chairman African Water resources and Member Nigeria Institute of Management. He was at one time a Director of Special Duties on Agriculture, Water Resources and Rural Development in the Ministry of Agriculture.

 A native Daura, Mr Bukar later ventured into politics and contested for Katsina North. Mr Bukar was recently in the news after he commenced construction of an N80 million worth of skills acquisition centre for the zone.

He said the center was located in Daura, town being the zonal centre of the zone, adding that the project would be completed before the end of 2017.

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Bukar also said the centre comprised different sections such as computer literacy, chemical processing, tailoring and automobile mechanic as well as general skills acquisition department among others. The lawmaker said when completed, the centre would provide opportunity for thousands of youths of the zone to receive free training in various trades for them to be self reliant.

According to him, the youths will also be provided with capital to establish their businesses at the end of their training. The Senator, who reiterated his commitment to job creation and poverty reduction, said the centre was part of his zonal out reached project aimed at bringing dividends of democracy to the people.

NAN reported that Bukar had earlier donated 24 500kVA transformer, with accessories to enhance stable power supply in the zone.

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