Speaker of House of Assembly Abok Ayuba has described the death of a former Minister of Defence, retired Gen. Domkat Bali, as a colossal loss to Plateau State and the country at large.
Ayuba, in a condolence message issued on Sunday in Jos by his Press Secretary, Bulus Atang, said that the nation would surely miss Bali’s wise counsel.
“I am short of words to describe howdevastated I was when I received the sad news.
“It is extremely painful to lose a vibrant and committed elder statesman, who was the paramount ruler of Tarok nation.
“He served the country diligently at a critical time and this is when his support is needed most,” he said.
The speaker said that Bali was a perfect gentleman and a rare military officer.
Ayuba, on behalf of the Plateau State House of Assembly, condoled with the immediate family of the deceased, the Tarok nation, the government as well as the people of Plateau and Nigeria.
He prayed God to grant the late Bali eternal rest and give all those affected by his demise the fortitude to bear the loss.