Abubakar Danso Sodangi born 31 January 1954 was elected Senator for the Nasarawa West constituency of Nasarawa State, Nigeria, taking office in May 1999, and was reelected in 2003 and 2007.

The late Senator Abubakar worked as a preventive Officer with the Department of Customs & Excise (1974–1977). He then attended the school of Preliminary Studies, Keffi (1977–1979) and the University of Sokoto (1979–1983) were he gained an LLB (Hons).

He attended the Nigeria Law School, Lagos, becoming a Barrister at Law in May 1984.

He was a member of several professional bodies including Commonwealth Lawyers Association, African Bar Association, International Bar Association and the Nigerian Law Society before his passing on at the early hours of today 11th March 2024 at the age of 70 years old

He served as a Member of the Board of Directors of PRTV, member of the National Human Rights Commission and Assistant Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Judiciary.

Sodangi was one of the founding members of the PDP who later join the APC. He was elected to the Senate seat in 1999, and was re-elected in 2003 and 2007. After resuming his seat in 2007, he was appointed to committees on Judiciary, Human Rights & Legal Matters, Interior Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Federal Capital Territory.

He also served as chairman NBA Abuja Branch and thereafter as National Legal Adviser of NBA before joining the NLS

The late Senator Abubakar was also before his death the Chairman of the Board of trustees of Human Rights Radio, established to promote respect for Human Rights in Nigeria.

We at NLS condole with his family as we mourn this great loss.

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