Bayelsa State governor Mr. Seriake Dickson losses mother to cancer.

Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has confirmed the death of his beloved mother, Mrs. Gold Coast Dickson. She was 72 yea

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Dickson, Bayelsa

Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has confirmed the death of his beloved mother, Mrs. Gold Coast Dickson.

She was 72 years old.

The governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Francis Ottah Agbo said the late Gold Coast died of cancer early hours of Thursday.

She was said to have passed on at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas where she was receiving treatment.

Dickson expressed appreciation to the Centre especially the team of medical professionals who did their best to save the life of his mother.

Dickson also thanked family members, friends, political associates and Nigerians generally for their prayers and support in the most trying times for the Dickson family.

Until her last breathe, she was described as a quintessential mother, devout Christian and community leader who devoted her lifetime to the service of God and humanity.

The statement said: “Condolence registers had been opened in Government House, Yenagoa, the Governor’s residences in Opolo, Yenagoa and Toru-Orua Community in Sagbama LGA, Bayelsa State Liaison Office (IZON Warri) in Abuja and Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja.

“Funeral details will be announced by the family at a later date”.

By: Arinze Echegu

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