Posted by News Express | 9 August 2018 | 1,952 times
Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has confirmed the passing 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, and issued on Thursday in Yenagoa said the late Gold Coast died of cancer in the early hours of today at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas, USA, where she had been receiving treatment.
Governor Dickson expressed appreciation to the Centre, especially the team of medical professionals who did their best to save the life of his mother. He 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 breath, she was a quintessential mother, devout Christian and community leader who devoted her life to the service of God and humanity.
“Condolence registers have 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,” the statement said.
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