Seriake Dickson, the governor of Bayelsa State has confirmed the death of his mother, GoldCoast Dickson.
The governor in a statement Thursday by Francis Ottah-Agbo, his chief press secretary, the late GoldCoast died of cancer at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas, United States, where she had been receiving treatment.
She died at 72.
Dickson expressed appreciation to the hospital, “especially the team of medical professionals who did their best” to save the life of his mother.
The governor also thanked “family members, friends, political associates, and Nigerians generally for their prayers and support in the most trying times for the Dickson’s family.”
The statement said that until her death, Madam GoldCoast was “a quintessential mother, a devout Christian and community leader who devoted her life to the service of God and humanity.”
Condolence registers have been opened variously in Government House, Yenagoa, the governor’s residences in Opolo, Yenagoa and Toru-Orua community in Sagbama Local Government Area, Bayelsa State Liaison Office in Abuja and Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja.