Late REPS member-elect, Afon who died a few days back has been buried.
The member of Plateau State Assembly died on March 10, shortly after he was declared the winner of the election. term.
Governor Simon Lalong who spoke at the funeral service promised that the state government would pay the school fees of his four children.
“We will pay the children’s school fees for the period we will be in office.
“We will also take up his plans and wishes and assist the Church to be remodelled.
“He represented his constituency very well in the Plateau State House of Assembly.
“We wanted more of his kind in the House, but God called and we cannot question God.’’
Lalong urged the wife of the deceased lawmaker to be courageous and look unto God, whom he said was the great comforter.
Mr Joshua Madaki, Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, in a tribute described late Afon as a man of multidimensional values.
Madaki further described his late colleague as a mediator among members of the house.
“As men of God, we have the responsibility to stand in the gap created in the family.
“We have the responsibility to pick the bills he left,’’ he said.
The bereaved wife, Mary Afon, said that she and the children would greatly miss the man she described as her husband, father and teacher.