The member representing Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa State in the House of Representatives, Mr Fred Agbedi's mother has died.
Madam Bebeapere Agbedi passed away at the age of 111 years in their Yenagoa residence on Thursday.
Agbedi, an indigene of Aghoro community in the Ekeremor Local Government Area, announced the demise of their mother in a terse statement he issued on Friday.
He described the matriarch of the Agbedi family as an epitome of hard work and discipline, who loved and cared for her children and adopted ones.
The legislator said the deceased was an astute trader, a respectable community leader and devout Christian who served with humility and honour.
He noted that, although their departed mother did not have the opportunity to acquire formal education, she was an advocate of western education for liberation.
“She trained all her children to acquire it (formal education) and preached to other relatives, people far and near to adopt and prioritise the training of children,” Agbedi said.