Gov Bello Commiserates with Kogi Speaker over Wife’s Death
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed shock and sadness over the death of Pastor Esther Kolawole, wife of the Speaker of the Kogi House of Assembly.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammed Onogwu, Governor Bello extended his condolences to the widower, Prince Matthew Kolawole.
He said it was a trying moment for the state as he urged the speaker, his family and the state to remain strong and hold on to God.
He described the late Pastor Kolawole as a virtuous and God-fearing woman who stood firmly behind her husband at all times in the course of their marital journey until she succumbed.
The Governor said that she had left a great vacuum and would be sorely missed by the people for all the roles she played during her lifetime.
He said the state government would stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the speaker and his family at this trying moment.
The governor condoled with the entire Kolawole family, the state assembly and the people of Kabba Bunu constituency.
Reports say that pastor Kolawole, aged 50, died at a Lagos hospital on Sunday following an undisclosed illness.