A female member of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Rose Oko, has passed on.
The 63-year-old lawmaker died in London on Monday after battling an undisclosed ailment.
Oko, who represented Cross River North, was a second-term member of the upper chamber and served as 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 confirmed the sad news.
“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.”
Born on September 27, 1956, Senator Oko was a member of the House of Representatives representing Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency at the 7th National Assembly.