Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri, has described mother of one of Nigeria’s foremost diplomats, Ambassador Boladei Igali, late Madam Patricia as a woman whose departure would be greatly missed.
Governor Diri stated this when he led a delegation on a condolence visit to the Igali’s family in Yenagoa, the state capital.
He said although the deceased lived to eighty-four years, no age was ripe enough to lose a loved one, especially a virtuous woman like Madam Igali.
While commiserating with the family, Governor Diri said she was a down-to-earth woman that did not mince words, hence the reason the children became responsible citizens.
The governor encouraged the family to take solace in the fact that her life was an example for all to emulate.
Responding on behalf of the Igali’s family, Professor Millionaire Abowei said they were delighted to receive the governor and thanked him for identifying with them in their moment of grief.
Also, son of the deceased and a former Secretary to the Bayelsa State Government, Ambassador Boladei Igali, stressed the importance of girl-child education, noting that education played a major role in his mother’s life, which translated to what her children became.
On the entourage of the governor were his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, Speaker of the Bayelsa House of Assembly, Abraham Ingobere, Senator Rufus Inatimi-Spiff, and other legislators, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Solomon Agwana, and the party’s caucus leaders, as well as Commissioners among others.