The mother of Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, Mrs Goldcoast Dickson, has died aged 72.
The governor who disclosed this on his Twitter account said his mother died of cancer on Thursday.
"It is with a heavy heart, but with trust in God, dt I announce the passing on of my dear mother, Mrs Goldcoast Dickson. She died of cancer on the 8th of Aug 2018, where she had been receiving treatment," he tweeted.
Late Mrs Dickson was said to be have been receiving treatment at the University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer centre, the United States, where she eventually passed on.
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.