The Nigerian Senate President, Mr. Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday sent condolences to the family of Senator Rose Oko, who died at the age of 63 on Monday.
Senator Rose, who represented Cross River North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, died on Monday night at a UK medical facility.
She was the Chairperson, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.
Senator Lawan said he received with shock the news of the death of Senator Rose Oko.
The statement reads: “Lawan commiserated with the deceased Senator’s family and the loved ones she left behind. The Senate President also condoled with the people and government of Cross River State over this loss. Lawan said Senator Oko’s death was a great loss to the Senate and also to Nigerian women in politics.
“The Senate President said that the late Senator will be greatly missed by her Distinguished colleagues in the Ninth Assembly. He prayed that the Almighty God will comfort her family and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.”