Rose Okoji Oko, senator representing Cross River North, 63, has died
Monday night at a United Kingdom medical facility where she was receiving treatment in the last one month.
Oko, a second-term member of the Senate, was the chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.
The Nation quoted an aide saying on his Facebook wall: “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.”
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 during the 7th National Assembly.
She severed 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.
She was the chairman of the Senate Committee on Diaspora and Non-Governmental Organizations, NGOs, during the 8th Senate. – The Nation
– March 24, 2020 @ 10:04 GMT |