BREAKING: Ex-Senate President Is Dead
Information reaching Naija News House says that Ex-Senate President Is Dead
The former Senate President of Nigeria, Senator Joseph Wayas, is dead at London Hospital, United Kingdom.
He was the second republic Senate President and ruled between 1979 and 1983.
He died at the age of 80 after a brief illness.
Wayas was born in Basang, Obudu, Cross River State on 21 May 1941 and attended the Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha.
He went to the United Kingdom where he studied at the Higher Tottenham Technical College, London, the West Bronwich College of Commerce, Science and Technology, Birmingham and Aston University, Birmingham.
He returned to Nigeria after his studies and worked as a manager or controller from 1960-1969 for several companies in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
Wayas is a member of the Society of International Affairs at the Lincoln University, United States.
Wayas joined the Federal Government in 1969-72 as the commissioner for Transport, South-Eastern State, now broken into Akwa Ibom and Cross River states from 1972-74.
He was a member of the constituent Assembly in 1977-78.