The senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Rose Oko, is dead.
She died on Monday night in the United Kingdom at the age of 63 after battling illness.
Patrick Ikorgor Okoroji, a close family member, said, “Heart broken to hear of the passing of my dear cousin, Senator 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.”
She was a second term member of the National Assembly and until her death, the chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.
The late Oko was born on September 27, 1956.
She was a member of the House of Representatives when she represented the Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency in the 7th National Assembly.
She was elected into office as the first female representative from her constituency in June 2011 and was Deputy Chairman House Committee on Education.
She was also elected as the first female representative from her Senatorial District in June 2015, and re-elected in 2019.
Oko becomes the third senator to have died since June, 2019.