In compliance with the Senate and House of Representatives Standing Rules in which the two Chambers of the National Assembly adjourn session over the death of a serving Member of the apex Parliament as a mark of honour, the Upper Legislative Chamber on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 suspended all items on the Order Paper and adjourned to the next legislative date in honour of late Sen. Ignatius Datong Langton.
Sen. Langton died on Sunday, February 9, 2020 after a brief illness at a Turkish Hospital, Abuja. Until his death, he represented Plateau South Senatorial District in the Red Chamber on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from 2019 to the date of his demise.
Accordingly, the Chamber observed a Minute Silence in honour of the deceased and prayed for the repose of his soul. The Senate also condoled with his immediate family, people and government of Plateau State over the irreparable loss as well as grant those he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.
Sen. Langton was the Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism and also a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.
He has also served in various capacities at the State level including the Chief Staff, Plateau State Government House and two terms Deputy Governor of Plateau State (2011 – 2019).
Consequently, a Condolence Register has been opened in his honour at the Lobby of the National Assembly for Members of the nation’s Parliament and the general public.