Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, is bereaved and not in the right frame of mind at the moment.
The governor, who was still basking in the euphoria of his victory in the last election, has lost his elder sister, Hajia Rabiat Bello, following a protracted illness.
Onogwu Muhammed, his Chief Press Secretary, confirmed the development in a statement to the media on Tuesday in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
Bello said that the deceased died at 59.
”With total submission to the will of the Almighty Allah, the family of Alhaji Bello Ipemida Ochi, regrets to announce the death of their beloved daughter, Hajia Rabiat Bello, following a protracted illness.
”The sad event took place in the late hours of Dec 23.
”We also wish to notify the public that the 3-day Fidau prayer for the peaceful repose of late Hajia Rabiat will come up on Dec.26 at the Governor’s residence, GRA in Okene, Okene Local Government Area of Kogi.”