Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has on behalf of the government and people of the State, expressed deep shock and regret over the sudden death of Madam Iwari Oba, mother of the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dame (Dr.) Patience Jonathan in a ghastly motor accident along the Elele axis of the East/West road in Rivers State.
In a condolence message to the first family, the Bayelsa State Chief Executive, described the death of Madam Oba as a great blow and an irreparable loss to her immediate family and the Nation as a whole, stressing that her motherly and wise counsel will be greatly missed by all, who knew her.
Governor Dickson noted that, her demise is coming at such a time when the First Lady and her family needed her support and encouragement most.
He urged the First lady, the family and the Oba family of Okrika in Rivers State to accept the unfortunate incident as the Will of GOD and take it with philosophical calmness.
The Bayelsa State Governor, on behalf of the Government and people of Bayelsa State prayed God to strengthen and grant Dame (Dr.) Patience Jonathan and the entire family, the fortitude and courage to bear the loss.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State