Ben Ayade’s younger sister dies at 54

Ben Ayade

Former governor of Cross River State Ben Ayade has lost his younger sister Ateb Oniga.

A statement on Sunday signed by the ex-governor’s spokesman, Christian Ita, said Mrs Oniga died aged 54 on November 24.

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).

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“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 would soon be announced.