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HID Awolowo: Sympathisers besiege Ikenne

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Ikenne-Remo – Sympathisers on Sunday continued to throng the Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State residence of the Awolowos to commiserate with the family over the death of its matriarch, Hannah Dideolu, who died on Saturday.

The late business woman and wife of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, died on Saturday at 99 years, barely two months to her 100 years birthday.

Among the early callers were a former member of the National Assembly, Sen. Adegbenga Kaka, former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, and former governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande.

They all signed the condolence register opened in honour of Awolowo at the residence.

HID Awolowo and former President, Olusegun Obasanjo
HID Awolowo and former President, Olusegun Obasanjo

Meanwhile, a short service was held in the Family Chapel of the Awolowos in honour of the late matriarch.

The service was conducted by ‎ Ven. Emmanuel Adegbuyi and officiating ministers from the Diocese of Remo, Anglican Communion.

A minute silence was also observed in her honour during the service.

Adegbuyi urged those in attendance to utilise their ‎resources, time and name in promoting humanitarian services like the deceased did in her lifetime.

“Mama Awolowo was a respecter of time and people in all her endeavours while on earth.

“Time and tide wait for no one and there is time for everything, a time of birth and departure. We should all make good use of our time like we saw in mama’s life.

“We thank God for the way He gave her the opportunity to maximise her potentials.

“ This serves as a lesson to all of us that we should make good use of our time because we shall all give account of our stewardship one day,’’ he said. (NAN)

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