Cross River female senator, Dr. Rose Oko, dies at 63

By AdvocateNews on 25/03/2020

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Senator Dr. Rose Oko
Senator Dr. Rose Oko

A Peoples Democratic Party member representing Cross River North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dr. Mrs. Rose Okoji Oko, is dead.

One of her aides who confirmed to our correspondent on condition of anonymity in Abuja on Tuesday,  said the late Senator died on Monday at the age of 63.

He said the late Oko died last night in a hospital,  in the United Kingdom.

She was a second term member of the National Assembly and until her death, the chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.

The late Oko was born on September 27, 1956.

She was a member of the House of Representatives when she represented the  Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency in the 7th National Assembly.

She was elected into office as the first female representative from her constituency in June 2011 and was Deputy Chairman House Committee on Education.

She was elected as the first female representative from her Senatorial District in June 2015, and re-elected in 2019.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi expressed shock over the news of the death of the Senator who until her death, was the Chairperson, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.

He commiserated with the deceased’s family and the loved ones she left behind.

The Senate President also condoled with the people and government of Cross River State over the lose.

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.

Posted 25/03/2020 04:24:32 AM


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