24th June, 2020
Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Prince Matthew Kolawole has received with shock and sadness the death of the Honourable Member representing Ibaji State Constituency, Hon. John Abbah which occurred this morning after a protracted illness.
He described his death at this time as a monumental loss to the 7th assembly considering his robust contributions on the floor of the House.
He sympathized with the immediate family and the people of Ibaji State Constituency over the demise of their father, illustrious son and outstanding representative, noting that he will be greatly missed.
He said it is very sad and painful to lose a bread winner of a family, stressing that his demise has created a great vacuum that will be hard to fill.
He noted that death is an expected end of every mortal hence he enjoined his family to take solace in the words of God which say everything under the sun have time, a time to be born, and time to die.
Rt. Hon. Prince Matthew Kolawole, on behalf of the 7th Assembly, management and staff of the Kogi State House of Assembly wish to commiserate with the immediate family of Hon. John Abbah, the Government and people of Ibaji Local Government on the death of their illustrious son and father, praying that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
May his soul rest in peace
Chief Press Secretary to the Honourable Speaker Kogi State House of Assembly.