The lawmaker representing Cross River North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Rose Oko, is dead.
Late Senator Oko died on Monday night at a medical facility in the United Kingdom, at the age of 63.
Until her death, the lawmaker was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.
“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 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.”
Oko was also a former member of the House of Representatives.