Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday, August 18, commiserated with the family of late Senator Ibrahim Nasiru Mantu, former Deputy President of the Senate, who died in the early hours of Tuesday at the age of 74 years.
Jonathan also commiserated with the government and people of Plateau State over the passing on of the experienced politician and stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former President in a condolence message to the family, described the late Mantu as a true patriot who until his sad demise, contributed so much to the growth of the nation’s democracy.
He noted that the late Senator would be sorely missed by many because of his commitment to peace, justice and unity as well as the development of the country.
Recalling his contributions to the political development of the country, the former president stated: “During his days at the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ibrahim Mantu provided the needed leadership and direction that helped stabilize the National Assembly and contributed his quota to the democratic progress recorded at that time.
“Senator Mantu was patriotic, courageous, and a passionate advocate of peace and justice”, he said.
Jonathan, who is the Chairman of the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP) also noted that Senator Mantu will continue to be remembered for his efforts towards nation building and commitment to peace, especially given his work as the Chairman of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) in Nigeria.
Senator Ibrahim Nasiru Mantu was born on February 16, 1947, in Chanso village, Gindiri District, Mangu Local Government Area, Plateau State.
He graduated from Gindiri Demonstration Primary School in 1961 with a First School Leaving Certificate and later graduated from Washington International University with a B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science.
The Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, University of Jos, Madonna University, Okija, and University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Benin Republic, all bestowed honorary doctorates on him.