A leader of northerners in the south-south, Alhaji Musa Saidu has expressed sympathy with a former chief of staff, Government House, Bayelsa State, Chief Diekivie Ikiogha on the loss of his wife, Roseline.
Also, the traditional head of Opume, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, HRH King A. J. Turner has condoled Ikiogha on the the death of his wife. He said in a condolence message that the late wife of Ikiogha was too good a woman to have gone at this time.
TNN learnt that the service of songs in honour of Roseline has been scheduled to hold at the Kpansia School field, Yenagoa this Thursday, while the burial proper holds two days after, on Saturday this week.
Chairman of the burial planning committee, Dr Princewill Igbagara told TNN that everything was done to ensure a befitting burial for the late pastor which is o be conducted by the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
In an interview, Saidu said the northern community was seriously pained by the death of Roseline at a young age. He said apart from the husband, her death was equally a source of concern for all those who appreciate kind-heartedness.
He said “I have known the woman for some years, in the course of my association with Chief Ikiogha. That woman was kindness personified. I still have memories of her in my head and for all of us in the northern community, we will miss her.
“I can only urge her husband and all members of the family to take heart. If it were possible, we would have stopped death from snatching her but unfortunately we are unable to do so. May the Almighty console all the family members and give them the strength to bear this painful loss.”
On his part, Turner said in his condolence message to Ikiogha that the death of his wife was a terrible blow to everybody. He described the late Roseline as a well respected Christian who devoted much of her time in the service of God and humanity.