Rose Oko, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member, representing Cross River North Senatorial District in the Nigerian Senate, is dead.
The late Senator died on Monday at the age of 63, one of her aides said on Tuesday morning.
He said the late Oko, a second term senator, died last night in a hospital in the United Kingdom.
She was until her death, the chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.
She was a member of the House of Representatives when she represented the Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency in the 7th National Assembly.
She was elected into office as the first female representative from her constituency in June 2011 and was Deputy Chairman House Committee on Education.
She was first senator in June 2015, and re-elected in 2019.