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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of the Senator Rose Oko, who until her death was senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District.
In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari commiserated with the government and people of Cross River, her family, as well as the National Assembly, over her death.
The Statement reads:
“The President believes the senator’s historic service to the nation at the National Assembly, starting out at House of Representatives and, later, at the Senate, will always be remembered, affirming that her long stay at the legislature clearly testify to her popularity and acceptance.
“As one of the women who championed development issues at the National Assembly, especially on girl-child education and health, President Buhari notes, with sadness, that her voice, intelligence and experience will be sorely missed, and the promise of a brighter political career would not be realized.
“President Buhari commiserates with family of the deceased, her friends and political associates, praying that the almighty God will continue to comfort them, while urging them to find strength and solace in her legacies of a life of service to God, country and humanity”.