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In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa acknowledged Saraki’s immense contributions to nation-building in his many years of service to his state, Kwara and country.
“The Senate under your leadership worked for, supported and obeyed the rule of law in all its dealings. You brought uncommon courage, exceptional patriotism and effusive statesmanship to bear on your job as president of the senate and Chairman of the National Assembly.
“Nigerians are grateful to you for ensuring the independence of the legislature, and as an integral member of our party’s rescue mission, we appreciate the outstanding contributions you are making to that course.
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I join your family, political associates, friends and well-wishers to thank Almighty God for your life which has been marked with outstanding accomplishments.