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Okowa Condoles With Ogun, Awolowo Family

Posted: Sep 20, 2015 at 3:43 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Delta State governor, Ifeanyi  Okowa, has  commiserated with the Awolowo family, as well as the government and people of Ogun State over the passing on of their matriarch,  Hannah Idowu Awolowo, wife of the late Premier of the Western Region, Obafemi Awolowo.

Okowa, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, on Sunday, said that the late HID would be missed by the people of Ogun State, the Yoruba nation in particular and all Nigerians in general.

“We take solace in her immense positive contributions to the society, most especially her role as a modest woman who was noted for her unflinching support to her husband’s political career in the first and second republic,” Okowa said.

He described late Madam Awolowo as a woman who exhibited an uncommon ability to sustain the structure left behind by her husband and added a motherly perspective that has seen prominent politicians in the country turn her place into a Mecca of some sort.

While praying God to grant the late HID eternal rest, Okowa enjoined the family and the government of Ogun State to take positive steps to immortalise her legacies.