Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Monday described the death of Senator Gbenga Aluko at the weekend as “shocking and painful.”

Lawan, according to a statement by his Special Adviser (Media), Ola Awoniyi, in Abuja, condoled with the family deceased.

He also commiserated with the Government and people of Ekiti State over the sad incident.

He said Aluko, who was once a Principal Officer of the Senate, gave a good account of himself in the Upper Chamber between 1999 and 2003.

“Senator Gbenga Aluko served his fatherland diligently at the highest level of lawmaking. He also made bold imprints in private enterprise. He will be sorely missed,” Lawan said.

The Senate President prayed for God to comfort all his loved ones and grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.