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Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Rose Oko, Nigerian Senator Died in the UK


Senator Rose Oko of Cross Rivers has died in the United Kingdom. She was the Chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment. She becomes the 3rd senator to have died since June 2019. While on medical tourism, she contracted complications of the coronavirus.


The late Senator Oko, who died last night at a UK medical facility, was a second term member of the Red Chamber of the National Assembly and the serving chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.

A close aide of the late Senator, who confirmed the development, expressed shock and sadness.

A close relative, Mr Patrick Ikorgor Okoroji speaking about her demise said, “Heart broken to hear of the passing of my dear Cousin Senator Dr Rose Okoji Oko after a long fought battle with physical affliction.”

Rose Okoji Oko, born on September 27, 1956, is a Nigerian politician and senator. She was a Member of the Federal House of Representatives from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency in Nigeria’s 7th class of the National Assembly.

She was elected into office as the first female representative from her constituency in June 2011 and as Deputy Chairman House Committee on Education.

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