In a statement on Friday, Bello noted that the news of Deaconess Melaye’s death is “a rude shock and great loss not only to Kogi State but Nigeria in general, given her invaluable contributions to the cause of humanity.”
It noted that “Words are insufficient to condole one on a mother’s death, but I do urge you to take solace in the life that she lived.
“I have no doubt that mama’s impact and reach will continue to be felt through her offspring.
“On behalf of the Great People of Kogi State, my family and myself, I offer you our deep condolences while praying the Almighty God to grant you and the rest of the Melaye family the grace to endure this irreparable loss.
“Do keep us notified of funeral plans.”