Nigeria loses third senator in less than 6 months as Senator Oko of Cross River dies

Nigeria loses third senator in less than 6 months as Senator Oko of Cross River dies

Cross River female senator, representing Northern Senatorial District of the state, Rose Okoji Oko is dead. She was aged 63.

The late Senator Oko, who died last night at a UK medical facility, was a second term member of the Red Chamber of the National Assembly and the serving chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.

Her death was confirmed by a close aide of the senator who expressed shock and sadness.

A close relative, Mr Patrick Ikorgor Okoroji speaking about he demise said: “Heart broken to hear of the passing of my dear Cousin Senator Dr Rose Okoji Oko after a long fought battle with physical affliction.

“You gave your best to your world now that it has pleased the Almighty God to call you home may your soul find eternal rest in Heaven. Adieu,Distinguished Senator Dr Rose Okoji Oko.”

Her death alongside those of a senator from Imo and another from Plateau is the third since December of 2019.
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