Kogi state governor, Yayaha Bello has mourned the demise of the wife of the state House of Assembly Speaker, Mathew Kolawole.
The governor in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, said he was devastated by the news, describing it as a trying and tough moment for the state.
He described Pastor Kolawole as a virtuous and God-fearing woman who stood firmly behind her husband at all times in the course of their marital journey until she was called home.
Bello said Pastor Kolawole has left a great vacuum and would be sorely missed by the people.
According to him, the state government, “will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Rt Hon Mathew and his family at this trying moment.”
Mrs. Esther Kolawole died on Sunday morning in Lagos Hospital, after a brief illness.
She was 50 years old.