Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has sent condolences to Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on the death of his mother, Hajia Hauwau Bello.

Hajia Bello reportedly died on Sunday, March 15, in Abuja at the age of 101 years.

Condoling with Gov. Bello, the government and people of Kogi, in a statement by Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba on

Monday, Okowa told him to take solace in the fact that his mother lived a good life, during which she contributed invaluably to the course of humanity.

He paid glowing tribute to Hajia Bello for being a good mother and joined family and the people of Kogi to mourn the departed matriarch of the Bello family.

According to him, the family should take solace in the fact that their matriarch lived to witness the enormous successes achieved by her children, including the emergence of Yahaya Bello as Governor of Kogi.

“We received the news of the demise of your beloved mother with sadness, but we are consoled by the fact that she lived a life of dedicated service to humanity.

“We share in your sorrow and pains at this period and we pray that God will grant you the courage to bear the loss, as we pray for the repose of the soul of your departed mother.

“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I mourn with you, my brother Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on the unfortunate demise of your beloved mother, Hajia Hauwau Oziohu Bello.

“It is my prayer that God will comfort you and your entire family and grant them the fortitude to bear the grievous loss.” Okowa said.