Bayelsa Rep’s mother passes away at 111
The mother of the member representing Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa State in the House of Representatives, Mr Fred Agbedi, is dead.
Madam Bebeapere Agbedi died on Thursday at the age of 111 in their Yenagoa home.
Agbedi, an indigene of the Aghoro community in the Ekeremor Local Government Area, announced their mother’s death in a brief statement on Friday.
He described the Agbedi family matriarch as the epitome of hard work and discipline, who loved and cared for her biological and adopted children.
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.