The Local Government Council Chairman of Calabar South in Cross River State, Mrs. Esther Bassey is dead.
Confirming the demise of the Council Chairman, Governor Ben Ayade tweeted:”It was with a rude shock and disbelief that I received news of Mrs Esther Bassey’s sudden demise.”
“Her death is a tragic and monumental loss to Cross River State. It is a painful loss.”
He added:”As a government, we are hurt by Mrs Bassey’s passing because she was not only a strong partner in building the Cross River State of our dream but an astute administrator who was also a Servant-Leader, who led from the front. Her giant strides as Calabar South local government chairperson bear testament to this.