Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa
The remains of Madam GoldCoast, mother of the Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, who died of cancer in August, will be interred in December in Toru- Angiama, Delta State.
A statement signed yesterday by the governor on behalf of the Nanaye Dickson family of Toru-Orua, Sagbama and the Enimieye Compound of Toru-Angiama, Delta State, said the funeral rites will begin with a service of songs on December 6 at the Ecumenical Centre, Yenagoa.
“With gratitude to the Almighty God for a life well spent, I, Henry Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State, on behalf of the Nanaye Dickson family of Toru Orua, Bayelsa State and the Enimieye Compound of Toru Angiama, in Esinikrizi, quarters of Delta State, hereby announce the funeral rites of our late dear mother, Mrs. GoldCoast Dickson, who passed unto eternal glory in August 2018 at the age of 72,” the statement said.
“ I appreciate the enormous and unprecedented out ouring of support and solidarity by way of calls, the numerous condolence visits, letters and others to the family.
“Now that the rains and the unfortunate flood are receding, the families and the communities hereby announce the funeral rites.
“Our families, the communities, the government the good people of Bayelsa State and I will be greatly honoured by your attendance at the funeral ceremonies as we pay our last respects to a truly golden mother.
“The public should please treat this announcement as a formal invitation to the burial,” the statement added.