January 2, 2014

Oshiomhole commiserates with Soyinka

BENIN— Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has commiserated with Professor Wole Soyinka on the death of his daughter, Iyetade, aged 48 after a brief illness.

Oshiomhole-new-2In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Peter Okhiria, Oshiomhole said: “We learnt with shock about the death of your beloved daughter, Iyetade. Our hearts are with you and the entire Soyinka family at this very difficult period.

“While we grieve over the death of your loving daughter, we take solace in the fact that she lived a worthy life as a mother, an accomplished medical practitioner and was an inspiration to many who knew her.

“I offer my profound condolences and the commiseration of the good people and government of Edo State on this sad incident.

“We pray God to grant you, the entire Soyinka family and indeed the two children left behind by the departed the courage to bear the loss. We also pray for peaceful rest for her soul in the Lord’s bosom.”