It is with deep shock but total submission to the will of God that we received the sad news of the death of Mrs. Goldcoast Dickson. The death of a mother is an irreparable loss. This is even more so . at a moment like this, when her prayers and wise counsel are most needed. As people of faith, we all know that death is inevitable. We give thanks to God and take solace that Mama lived to the ripe age of 72, long-enough for the God-fearing woman to see the offsprings she raised, achieve fulfilled lives. On behalf of myself and my family, as well as the Government and people of Gombe State, I hereby extend our heart-felt condolences to your Excellency, the Dickson· family and indeed the entire people of Bayelsa State. May the good Lord grant her eternal rest, amen.