Death Hits Powerful Nigerian Politician

The Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Honourable Mattew Kolawole has lost his wife, Mrs Esther Zeinab Kolawole to the cold hand of health on Sunday morning after a brief illness.

According to a press statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the speaker, Femi Olugbemi said her death occurred on Sunday, December 5, in Lagos State Hospital.

Speaking further, Olugbemi said Mrs Kolawole was 50 years as of the time of her death.

Meanwhile, Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has expressed shock and sadness over passing away of Pastor (Mrs) Esther Kolawole.

Governor Bello in a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, said he was devastated by the news of the passing of the Speaker’s wife, saying, it is a trying and tough moment for the state.

Bello described Pastor 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 was called home.

The governor said Pastor Kolawole has left a great vacuum and would be sorely missed by the people for all the roles she played during her lifetimes.

He said the state government will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Rt Hon Mathew and his family at these trying moments.

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