Nigerian Senator Rose Oko Dies in UK Hospital

By Dipo Olowookere

A female lawmaker representing Cross River North Senatorial District, Mrs Rose Okoji Oko, has died at a United Kingdom medical facility.

The second term Senator, who is Chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment, was aged 63. She died after a battle with an undisclosed illness.

A relative of the deceased, Mr Patrick Ikorgor Okoroji, who confirmed the unfortunate incident, said the first female representative from her senatorial district traveled to the UK for medical attention but succumbed to the disease on Monday night.

“Heart broken to hear of the passing of my dear Cousin Senator Dr Rose Okoji Oko after a long fought battle with physical affliction.

“You gave your best to your world now that it has pleased the Almighty God to call you home may your soul find eternal rest in Heaven. Adieu, Distinguished Senator Dr Rose Okoji Oko,” he said.

Mrs Oko was born on September 27, 1956. She was a member of the Federal House of Representatives from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), representing Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency in Nigeria’s 7th National Assembly.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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