Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has expressed shock and sadness over the death of wife of former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Ngo Lydia Bot-Mang.
Governor Lalong said he received the news with immense sadness and sorrow considering the role she played in the development of her immediate community, Plateau State and Nigeria at large.
He said as spouse of the former Deputy Governor of Plateau State Chief Michael Bot-Mang, Ngo Lydia supported her husband all through his professional and political career enabling him to succeed.
A statement signed by Makut Macham – Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor, stated that Lalong said the deceased was a true mother who continued to offer wise counsel to his administration as well as carrying out community engagements, working with women and youth groups towards empowering them.
Lalong also acknowledged her services to the nation as a trained nurse who gave a lot of succour to the sick particularly the underprivileged whom she spent her personal resources on at difficult moments.
While commiserating with the entire Bot-Mang family and especially her son Hon. Pam Bot-Mang the immediate Commissioner for Works Plateau State and APC Gubernatorial running mate, Lalong urged the family to accept her death as the will of God while celebrating her mentorship, sacrifices and love which will remain with them for a long time to come.