A female lawmaker representing Cross River State in the Nigerian Senate, Rose Okoji Oko, has been reported dead.
GoldenNewsNg understands that she died on Monday night in the United Kingdom at the age of 63 after battling with an undisclosed illness.
Patrick Ikorgor Okoroji, a close family member, stated that he’s “Heartbroken to hear of the passing of my dear cousin, Senator Rose Okoji Oko after a long-fought battle with a 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.”
Oko was until her demise the Chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.
She becomes the third senator to have died since June 2019.