OrderPaperToday- The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has commiserated with the Governor of Bayelsa State, Serieke Dickson, over the death of his mother, Mrs. GoldCoast Dickson.
In a statement released on Thursday, Ekweremadu described the late matriarch as a devout Christian and leader in her own right, who offered selfless service to God and mankind.
According to the Deputy Senate President, “This is not only a heavy loss to you, the entire Dickson family, and the good people of Bayelsa State, but also to us your friends and indeed the nation. We had all prayed along with you, hoping she would return to us in good health, but the will of God supersedes our wishes.
“She will be remembered for leading a pious life of service to God and humanity and for giving to Bayelsa and Nigeria, a leader like you, who has continued to pay his dues to national development. Your kind and patriotic dispositions could only have been inculcated by a home, especially a mother that believes in national unity and being a brother’s keeper.
“On behalf of my family and constituents, therefore, I share in your grief over the sad loss and in your joy for a life well-spent.”
Ekweremadu prayed God to grant the deceased a peaceful rest as well as grant the Governor and the people of Bayelsa the strength bear the irreversible loss.