Madam Gold Coast Dickson the 72-year-old mother of the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has passed on.
She reportedly died of cancer in the early hours of Thursday (today) at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas, where she had been undergoing treatment
This was confirmed in an email signed by Governor Dickson’s Chief Press Secretary, Francis Ottah Agbo, expressing appreciation to the centre, especially the team of medical professionals, who did their best to save the life of the governor’s mother.
Governor Dickson also thanked family members, friends, political associates and Nigerians for their prayers and support.
The message said she was, until her last breath, a devout Christian and community leader, who devoted her lifetime to the service of God and humanity.
Meanwhile, condolence registers have been opened at the 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 the Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja.