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How a Legislative Aide Slumped and Died in National Assembly Quarters



Abubakar Sani Doki, a legislative aide at the National Assembly yesterday, collapsed and passed on in the National Assembly premises when he was being taken out for treatment, having been turned back by the Assembly Clinic, where it was said Doki's case was beyond the capability of the clinic, Vanguard reports.

The late Doki, who was said to be in his late 40s and until his passing a Senior Legislative Aide appended to the office of  Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Sulaiman Lasun.

According to Vanguard, he was said to have taken ill at the early hours of yesterday and was conveyed to the National Assembly center. On landing at the center, he was told his condition had worsen and the clinic did not have capacity to deal with his ailment hence, he was encouraged to look for treatment somewhere else.

The late aide who was brought to the clinic by  his son slumped on his way out of the National Assembly quarters and all efforts to revive him failed.

A senior medical staff with the Assembly clinic, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Vanguard: “The deceased came to the clinic for treatment, but was referred since his condition was already critical.”

 Asked the nature of Doki’s ailment, the source said it could not be ascertained since there was no diagnosis done on him to verify the nature of his condition, adding “even our sick staff, who cannot access treatment at the clinic due to the complexity of their cases, usually come for referral notes to government hospitals outside.

” Late Abubakar Doki, a native of Bungudu in Zamfara State, was according, to National Assembly records, employed in the office of the Deputy Speaker as a Senior Legislative Aide.


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