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HID Awolowo: Daughter Relives Last Moments With Matriarch

Posted: Sep 20, 2015 at 5:50 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


One of the children of the late Hannah Awolowo, Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu, on Sunday, September 20, 2015, disclosed that the late matriarch was fervent in prayers till she breathed her last.

Describing how her mother died in her arms, Awolowo-Dosunmu told reporters at the family home in Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State, that the late businesswoman was devoted to God until the end.

Awolowo-Dosunmu, a former Ambassador of Nigeria to Holland, said that the family was happy over the accolades her late mother received after her passage on Saturday afternoon.

“She was in high spirits before she left us and didn’t give us room to suspect the contrary as she kept praying for us.

“Whether she had a premonition about her death, we will never know for sure as she kept singing and praising God. It was her voice of prayer that we heard last.

“That moment was huge and we are glad to receive her final blessings. Mama eventually breathed her last in my arms,” she said.

She expressed sadness that the late Awolowo could not live to mark her centennial birthday scheduled for November 25, 2015.

“This is very sudden for us. If anyone had told us that Mama would breathe her last yesterday, we would have argued till thy kingdom come.

“I am still trying to come to terms with the fact that she’s gone. I feel very disappointed and wished she had the opportunity to see how much she meant to everyone,” she said.

Meanwhile, in addition to President Muhammadu Buhari, other prominent personalities have continued to pour accolades on the late Awolowo. They include the governors of Lagos, Osun and Oyo states, Akinwunmi Ambode, Rauf Aregbesola and Abiola Ajimobi, who expressed their condolences in separate visits to the home of the deceased.

Others present at the residence were the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lai Mohammed, the former governors of Lagos and Ekiti states, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Dr Kayode Fayemi.