On Monday 11 May the serving Adamawa Senators, Aishatu Dahiru Binani of Adamawa Central; Binos Dauda Yaroe of Adamawa Southern Zone and Ishaku Abbo of the Adamawa Senatorial Zone paid a visit of condolence to the family of the deceased second republic senator, Paul Wampana, at his Abuja home.
THE GAZETTE NIGERIA reports that Wampana was Speaker of the defunct Gongola State House of Assembly during the second republic. He was also the Minister of State for Public Health under the Shehu Shagari administration in 1983. He died on Sunday, May 10th May at his Abuja residence. Senator Abbo, who headed the delegation, reacted to his death and identified late Senator Wampana as a legend whose legacy will live for many years to come. “Before Senator Wampana came, there was no access road to our villages, Senator Paul Wamapana opened the rural access roads leading to our villages. “Senator Paul Wampana established the Government Day Secondary School Muchalla where I started my secondary education,” he said. He “single-handedly brought Federal Polytechnic Mubi to Mubi. So, this is a great man that left a very big shoe that we would be struggling to fill” Abbo Added According to Abbo, the world should know that Senator Paul Wampana left as a Hero, as a man that would be remembered for many years to come. “He is not just a politician in Adamawa, he is a national and international figure. A man that God has given so much wisdom. A very brave man” Senator Abbo said. In her message on the late “Legend”, Senator Aishatu Ahmed Dahiru Binani said Senator Wampana “rendered enormous services not only to the people of Adamawa State but the nation at large”. Binani who also referred to him as a legend said that one can not count the number of initiatives that he came up with which led to the progress of Adamawa State today and also the politics of Nigeria. “talking about the political history of Nigeria, it can’t be complete without mentioning Baba Paul Wampana,” she said. Reacting to his death, Senator Binos Dauda Yaroe revealed that Senator Wampana “stood firm and insisted that I must be a member of the caretaker committee” when PDP was reorganised in 2017. “I wish the family the peace of the Lord and also the condolence that only God,” Yoroe said while praying for the family.