The wife of the Speaker of Kogi House of Assembly, Mrs Esther Zainab Kolawole, is dead.

This is contained in a statement signed by Mr. Femi Olugbemi, Chief Press Secretary to the speaker, Assemblyman Matthew Kolawole.

He said the deceased died in the early hours of Sunday in a Lagos state hospital.

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The statement stated that Olugbemi Mrs Kolawole was 50-years and died after a brief illness.

According to him, the burial arrangements will be announced later.

He said she is survived by her husband, children, siblings and an aged mother. (NAN)