The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and certainly one of his predecessors, David Mark, have mourned the loss of life of former minister of Metal Growth, Paul Unongo.
Paul Unongo died on Tuesday on the age of 87.
In seperate statements in Abuja, Wednesday, Lawan and Mark described the late Unongo as a patriotic Nigerian and dedicated Nationalist.
Lawan in his assertion stated, “The former Chairman of the Northern Elders Discussion board, Paul Unongo was an elderstatesman and a dedicated nationalist each in phrases and in deed.
“He was a principled and irrepressible politician, who had clear positions on nationwide points and was outspoken on what he believed in by means of his political life.
“The previous minister of Metal Growth will probably be remembered for his contributions to good governance and political growth of Nigeria” .
David Mark in his condolence message, recalled the function of Pa Unongo within the political evolution of Nigeria because the pioneer Nationwide Secretary of Nigeria Peoples Social gathering (NPP) led by the primary Nigerian President Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe in any other case known as the Zikist motion.
“As a minister of the Federal Republic, Pa Unongo demonstrated huge capability in management and contributed to the socio- political and financial growth of Nigeria.
“Pa Unongo was a frontrunner with out boundaries as a result of he took the complete nation as his constituency.
“We will miss his political sagacity, oratory prowess , frank and Patriotic disposition to nationwide points. He known as a spade its rightful identify regardless of whose ox was gored.
“He was an emancipator of type as a result of he stood for the oppressed and the down trodden”, he stated.
He subsequently, enjoined the federal government and other people of Benue State to take solace in the truth that Pa Unongo left good legacies and constructive footprints within the sand of time.