Posted by News Express | 10 August 2018 | 901 times
Former Lagos governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has commiserated with Bayelsa State Governor SeriakeDikson over the passing of his mother, Madam Gold Coast Dickson.
In a statement on Thursday by his Media Office in Lagos, Asiwaju, who said he understood how it felt like to lose a mother, having also experienced same, urged Governor Dickson to take solace in the life of service to humanity his mother lived.
The short statement reads: “I commiserate with Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson over the passing of his mother, Madam Gold Coast Dickson.
Losing somebody dear to us like a mother can be difficult. I know how it feels because I have been through that way, having lost my mum.
“We must, however, be consoled by the memories of the time they spent with us. Mama is said to be a woman of substance who lived a life of service to humanity.
“She has done well for us by gifting the nation a wonderful son like Governor Dickson. I pray that God grant Madam Dickson eternal rest and give the family the strength to endure this period.”
Similarly, Delta State Governor, Senator DrIfeanyi Arthur Okowa, has commiserated with the Government and people of Bayelsa State on the demise of Mrs GoldCoast Dickson.
In a condolence message to Governor Dickson, the government and people of Bayelsa State, Okowa said Mrs Dickson’s death is a great loss not only to Bayelsa State but the nation in general, given her invaluable contributions to the cause of humanity.
Governor Okowa’s condolence message was contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, wherein the Governor described the late Madam GoldCoast Dickson as a quintessential mother, devout Christian and community leader who devoted her life to the service of God and humanity.
Governor Okowa paid glowing tribute to Madam Dickson for being a good mother and urged the Dickson family to take solace in the fact that the late matriarch lived to witness the enormous successes achieved by her children culminating in the emergence of Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson as Governor of Bayelsa State.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I commiserate with my brother, friend and colleague Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, Executive Governor of Bayelsa State on the painful loss of his beloved mother, Mrs GoldCoast Dickson.”
He called on the bereaved family to uphold the cherished ideals of community service, kindness and generosity associated with the matriarch of the Dickson family and prayed the Almighty God to grant repose to her soul, and give the Dickson family, the people of Bayelsa State and the entire nation the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
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