Tambuwal, in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Imam Imam, said the deceased lived an exemplary life of dedication and commitment to duty.
He further noted that the late speaker was a patriotic Nigerian whose commitment to the development and independence of the legislature would be greatly missed especially by his colleagues in the state House of Assembly.
According to Tambuwal, the late Taraba Assembly Speaker discharged his responsibilities as a family man and as a public servant in a commendable manner.
He, therefore, prayed Almighty God to grant his family, the people of Taraba State and Nigerians the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
The late speaker died on Monday morning at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, the Taraba State capital after a brief illness at the age of 47.