December 10, 2022

PLHA holds Valedictory Session for Late Colleague

Members of the Plateau State House of Assembly on Monday held a valedictory session for it’s former colleague, late Barrister Henry Longs, member representing Pankshin South in the State Assembly.

The valedictory session was held at the old Government House Rayfield which is their temporary sitting venue as the Plateau State House of Assembly complex is to undergo renovation.

The members took turns to extol the virtues of their late colleague shortly after the House Majority Leader, Nanlong Daniel read the biography of the late member, Hon. Barrister Henry Longs.

The Speaker, Yakubu Sanda who eulogised the late lawmaker, comforted the immediate family of the lawmaker, his constituency and members of the Assembly as he asked them to reflect on their lives as death is inevitable.

Other members who spoke described him as a calm colleague with few words that has sacrificed a lot, not just for his people but the entire Plateau State as he was a man who never compromised truth for anything.

Plateau State Deputy Governor, Professor Sonni Tyoden who is currently the acting governor of the State, noted shortly after the valedictory session that the government is in pain over the demise of the member.

The Deputy Governor also appealed to the members of the State Legislature to use the opportunity for mitigation and close ranks and relate as brothers and sisters to work for the state.

Until his death, Hon. Henry Longs was the Chairman House Committee on Judiciary and a member of other committees of the House.

Born on 1 October, 1968, Barr. Henry Longs died on the 28 November, 2021 after a surgery at the age of 53.