by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The Senator representation Plateau North Senatorial District, Senator Istifanus D. Gyang, has said he received “with a deep sense of loss the shocking news of the death of Hon. Haruna Maitala,” member representing Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, which occurred on Friday, 2nd April, 2021.
Senator Gyang said the fatal car crash that claimed Hon. Maitala’s life again brings to the fore the deplorable state of our roads infrastructure, particularly the Jos-Akwanga, Jos-Barde-Keffi highways and the need for their reconstruction by the Federal Government.
The Senator noted that, the deceased had a gentle, steady and unassuming personality and related well with his colleague legislators.
Senator Gyang and the people of Plateau North join members of the Plateau caucus in the National Assembly to commiserate with the immediate Maitala family and his constituents over this devastating loss.
Also, the Member representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Rep. Dachung Bagos, expressed shock over the news received of the demise of his colleague, Hon. Maitala, representative of Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, who died in a ghastly motor accident on his way to Jos from Abuja, on Friday, 2nd April, 2021.
Hon. Bagos said that Maitala’s demise is a huge loss to his family, friends, colleagues, constituents, Plateau State and Nigeria at large.
“Hon. Maitala has indeed written his name in gold and left his footprints in sands of time, considering his immense contributions to nation building, especially as a legislator. It is God that gives, and God that takes, and he prescribes a certain destiny for every matter,” Hon. Bagos said.
He prayed that, “May Allah grants him Jannatul-Firdaus; forgive his sins and give his family the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.”
Honorable Haruna Maitala has be buried according to Islamic rites.