The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has described as painful, the death of Mrs Margette Umahi, the mother of Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi, who died on Oct. 6, after a brief illness.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of NGF, Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara on Saturday in Abuja.

He said that the deceased died when her motherly advice and prayers for her son as governor were needed most.

Yari noted that the late Umahi who died at a Hospital in Enugu, was a devoted Christian who lived an upright life serving God and the people of her community.

He prayed God to grant the Umahi family, and the people of Ebonyi the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss