Ex-governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade is mourning the demise of his younger sister, Mrs Ateb Janet Oniga.
He made the announcement in a statement signed by his spokesman Christian Ita.
The deceased was 54 years old, and was married with children.
The statement reads, “The family of Kakum in Obudu LGA of Cross River State announces with a deep sense of sorrow, the passing unto glory of Mrs Ateb Janet Oniga (nee Ayade).
“She died on Friday 24 November 2023 after a brief illness.
“Until her transition, Janet was a God fearing woman, devout Christian, a loving mother and caring sister to her siblings.
“She was exceptionally kind, vivacious and engaging. The family and all who knew her will surely miss her.”
Ayade disclosed that burial arrangements will soon be announced.