The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong says Late Mrs. Mildred Bisalla, mother in-law to Nigerian House of Reps Speaker, Femi Gbajsmila died when her advise was needed to fight the coronavirus disease.
Bisalla, 83, was an “epitome of humility, service and godliness,” said Lalong, Sunday.
Her death last week, the Governor said “is great loss to the Plateau State and Nigeria.”
“She left at a time when we are facing very serious challenges with Corona Virus and we need people like them to give us hope and consolation based on their experiences of things that happened before,” said the Governor when he visited the deceased’s family house along with the Reps Speaker, Gbajamila.
Brother to the deceased, Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi however said he was still confident the coronavirus Pandemic will end.
“I was looking at the 1920 Spanish flu pandemic. It was reported that thousands died around neighbours of Jos, but the people were spared. God can still do this for us,” he said.
He appreciated the visit by the Governor, also praising Speaker Gbajabiamila for standing up for the weak in the society.