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HID Awolowo Ogun deputy gov, Yetunde Onanuga and ex-gov, Gbenga Daniel visit Awolowo family

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Late Chief Obafemi and Chief Mrs HID Awolowo play

Late Chief Obafemi and Chief Mrs HID Awolowo

(Peacebenwilliams)

Condolences and eulogies have been trooping in since the death of the matriarch of the Awolowo's dynasty was announced on Saturday, September 19, 2015.

Some of the early callers to the Awolowo's residence on condolence visit were the Ogun State Deputy Governor, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga, and Ogun State ex-governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, who arrived at 5.55p.m.

In the deputy governor’s entourage were the Bishop of Remo Diocese Anglican‎ Communion, Rt. Rev. Olusina Fape and his wife, Toyin.

Others include Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa, the Secretary to the Ogun State Government.

Onanuga, in her condolence message, said “The state government and the people of Ogun commiserate with the entire‎ family on the passing of our matriarch.

“The news of her departure came to us as a shock, when we are preparing for her centenary birthday.

“Indeed, Ogun State has lost a mother, who has always been supportive of the Governor Ibikunle Amosun-led government.

“It is our prayer that her gentle soul rest in peace,” she said.

In his own message, Daniel said, “Mama's death was not totally unexpected, but the reality is something that cannot be expected for the Yoruba nation, entire country and the entire world.

“It is indeed the end of an era. We take solace in the fact that Mama and the entire Awolowo clan have several children of which I remain proud to be one of them.

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