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Lawmakers pay tribute to Late Sen. Rose Oko

Senate at plenary held a valedictory session in honour of Late Senator Rose Oko, who represented Cross-River North in the 9th Senate and died on March 23.

The valedictory session followed a motion by the Senate Leader, Abdullahi Yahaya, who moved for the suspension of Order 17 of the Senate rules to allow the family, dignitaries and other close relations of the deceased into the red chamber.

Senators who dressed in White & Black attires took turns to pay glowing tributes to their late colleague.

First to pay tribute was Senator Abdullahi Yahaya, who explained that the Senate could not hold the session earlier because of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the annual vacation of the National Assembly.

He said Late Oko was a highly accomplished educationist, given her sterling pedigree in the educational sector.

In a remark, President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan described the late senator as an accomplished Parliamentarian.

The lawmakers later filed out of the Red Chamber to sign the condolence register.

Amaka Ene

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