Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has
expressed shock and sadness over the death of
Esther Kolawole, wife of the Speaker of the Kogi
House of Assembly.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press
Secretary, Muhammed Onogwu, Bello extended
his condolences to the widower, Matthew
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 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
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.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mrs
Kolawole, aged 50, died at a Lagos hospital on
Sunday following an undisclosed illness.