Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State on Friday led a high-powered delegation to attend the funeral ceremony of the mother in-law of his Deputy, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Rtd), late Madam Bokolo Catherine Teidinyu.
Some of the prominent government officials, who graced the event include, Senator Foster Ogola, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Konbowei Benson, Chief Judge, Justice Kate Abiri, state legislators, commissioners and top ranking security officials.
Governor Dickson, who expressed the condolences on behalf of the government and people of the state, said he decided to identify with his deputy to underscore the close working relationship between them.
In his tribute, Governor Dickson described Madam Catherine Teidinyu as a mother to all who lived an exemplary lifestyle, as manifested by the mammoth crowd at her funeral.
He prayed God to comfort the bereaved families and the Nembe Kingdom over the passage of Madam Catherine Teidinyu and prayed God to grant her soul eternal repose.
In his remarks, the Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Rtd), expressed appreciation to Governor Dickson and his retinue of government officials, who attended the funeral ceremony.
Rear Admiral John Jonah, who said he was overwhelmed by the show of concern and solidarity, also thanked dignitaries from all walks of life, friends and well wishers that turned up to honour him and his family.
In a sermon, His Lordship, Rt. Reverend Emmanuel Oko-Jaja, Bishop, Diocese of Niger Delta West, called on all to imbibe the virtues of Jesus Christ, in order for them to have salvation.
Madam Catherine Teidinyu was aged 93 and has been laid to rest in her home town, Nembe in Nembe local government area of the state.