Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah
The immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has lost his wife, Allison to cancer.
Mrs. Nneyin Allison Attah died at the age of 72 in a Lagos hospital on Monday.
Originally from the Barbados, Mrs. Attah, it was learnt, died after a prolonged sickness.
Family sources confirmed the death of the former First Lady of Akwa Ibom State who was said to have formed a very close relationship with her husband during her lifetime.
Attah, it was learnt, Wednesday, was deeply moved by the death of his wife.
Born in 1940, Mrs Attah, a mother of two, was a graduate of Leeds University, UK, where she qualified as a Librarian.
While serving as the first lady of Akwa Ibom, Mrs Attah, who had passion for child care, was chairperson, Child Development Trust (CDT), a non-governmental organisation that sought to change the lives of under-privileged rural children in Akwa Ibom through the provision of free health care services.