Nigerian Senator, Rose Oko has reportedly died in the United Kingdom. She was was aged 63.
Oko represented Cross River North at the Senate. She was a second-term member of the upper chamber and served as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.
Oko was said to have died last night at United Kingdom (UK) medical facility where she had been receiving treatment in the last one month.
“She passed on last night in the UK where she has been in the last one month,” a close aide said while confirming the story.
“The Amazon Goes Home, Sad! Distinguished Senator Dr Mrs Rose Okoji Oko, You Left Us At The Time Your Services To The Great People Of CRS Is Highly Needed. May Your Soul Rest In Peace. Amen,” another aide posted on his Facebook wall.
One of her close relatives, as reported by The Nation simply 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.”
The lawmaker was born on September 27, 1956. Oko was a member of the House of Representatives representing Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency during the 7th National Assembly.
She served as Deputy Chairman House Committee on Education while in the House of Representatives.
She was elected into the 8th Senate in June 2015 and re-elected into the 9th Senate in June 2019.