Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has expressed sadness over the demise of a close aide of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Alhaji Umar Pariya. Describing the late Pariya as hardworking, honest and God-fearing, Kalu prayed to Allah to grant the late Pariya Al-Jannah Firdaus. In a statement released by his media office, the senator commiserated with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President of Nigeria and the Pariya family over the sad loss.
“The late Pariya was urbane, humble,easygoing and respectful. “He was indeed a loyal and dedicated associate of Alhaji Abubakar. “I pray to Allah to give the former Vice President and members of the deceased’s family the fortitude to bear the loss.” Kalu urged Alhaji Abubakar to take solace in the fact that the late Pariya will be remembered for his good deeds.