03 April 2021 by Josiah Buzun
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has expressed shock over the death of Member, House of Representatives Honourable Haruna Ibrahim Maitala who until his demise represented Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency of Plateau State at the National Assembly.
In a message by his Director of Press and Public Affairs Makut Simon- Macham, Governor Lalong described the death of the law maker as tragic and a big loss to his immediate family, Jos North/Bassa constituency and the entire State.
He sad the late Member was a passionate politician who served his people with zeal and compassion and did a lot to project and protect the interests of not only his constituency, but the entire State at the parliament.
While comforting his family and the entire State, the Governor said his contributions to the successes of the All Progressives Congress in Plateau and his efforts at consolidating democracy in Nigeria will also be remembered for a very long time.
He urged the family, close associates, constituents and the entire State to accept the unfortunate development as an act of God and pray for the repose of his soul.
Similarly, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Honourable Ahmed Idris Wase, has expressed shock and sadness over the death of his colleague, a friend and a brother, Representative Haruna Maitala.
Wase in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Muhammad Puma, said late Maitala was a hardworking, dedicated and honest politician who died when his services were needed the most.
He prayed to Allah to forgive all his sins while on earth and grant the departed souls Jannatul Firdauas.
Maitala died in a ghastly motor accident on Friday evening alongside his son and two aides on his way to Jos from Abuja and has been buried according to Islamic rites.