President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has mourned the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Trade and Investment, Senator Rose Oko.
Oko, who represented Cross River North senatorial district in the Senate, died on Monday at a medical facility in the United Kingdom where she was receiving treatment.
In a statement issued yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Ola Awoniyi, Lawan said he received the news of the death of the lawmaker with shock.
He condoled with the family of the deceased senator, as well as the loved ones Senator Oko left behind.
The Senate president also sympathised with the people and government of Cross River State, saying Oko’s death was a great loss to the Senate and to the Nigerian women in politics.
According to him, the late lawmaker will be greatly missed by her colleagues in the Ninth Assembly.
Lawan prayed that the Almighty God would comfort her family and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.