06 October 2020 by James Itodo…..
Senate Today held a valedictory session in honour of late Senator Rose Oko, who represented Cross-River North in the ninth Senate and died on March 23.
The valedictory session followed a motion by the Senate Leader, Abdullahi Yahaya, having moved for the suspension of Order 17 of the Senate rules to allow the family and other close friends of the deceased into the red chamber.
Senators who dressed in white and black attires took turns to pay glowing tributes to their late colleague.
First to pay tribute was senator Yahaya, having moved the motion for the Senate to move into the valedictory session.
Yahaya said the session was an opportunity for the senators to pay tribute to late Senator Rose Oko who died in the United Kingdom.
He explained that the Senate could not hold the session earlier because of the COVID -19 Pandemic and the annual vacation of the National Assembly.
Yahay described late Oko as a highly accomplished educationist, given her steering pedigree in the educational sector.
In a remark , the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan also described late senator Oko as an accomplished Parliamentarian.
The lawmakers later filed out of the red chamber to sign the condolence register.