A former Plateau Central Senator and deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ibrahim Nasiru Mantu, is dead.
According to reports, Mantu died in the wee hours of Tuesday.
No further details about the cause of his death have been revealed by his immediate family, as of the time this story was published.
The Late Mantu was born on February 16, 1947, in the present Plateau State. He was one of the few Nigerians who took politics seriously and had from the onset decided to make it a full-time vocation.
He was national chairman defunct Liberal (Convention); Director-General, defunct National Republican Convention, Presidential Campaign, 1993; National Chairman defunct Peoples Democratic Alliance; National Publicity Secretary, defunct United Nigeria Congress Party; elected, Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing, Plateau Central Senatorial District, 1999-2007; Chairman Senate, Independent Consolidation Committee on Cushioning Measures, ICCCM, 2005; Chairman defunct National Assembly Joint Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution, 2006.