Thursday, 19 November 2015

Amosun receives H.I.D. Awolowo’s remains


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H.I.D. Awolowo

Amidst emotion and excitement, Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, received the remains of the late matriarch, Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo to the State.
Mama Awolowo who died on September 19, 2015, began her final journey home with a lying-in-state at her Lagos and Ibadan residence on Sunday and Monday respectively.

Receiving the corpse at Sagamu Interchange in company of the entire members of the State cabinet, Governor Amosun described the late Matriarch as a woman whose motherhood transcended geographical location, saying that he was ‘’ celebrating a mother in a million’’ whom he visited consistently on a monthly basis since 2011 when he assumed office.
He said that Mama Awolowo was a solid rock and courageous woman who in spite of the travails of life fought a good fight of faith till death, pointing out that she had laid enviable foundations for all to follow.
 ‘’Finally, Mama is here in Ogun. We are celebrating our mother in a million whose motherhood transcended the spheres of her biological children. She set good examples for us all to follow and laid solid foundations for even unborn generations.
Mama stood solidly behind her husband in spite of the challenges of life and upheld the legacies of her husband even after his demise for almost thirty years.
Little did we know that the centenary celebration we were preparing for would translate to her burial, but in all, we are not mourning, we are celebrating the exit of an icon,’’ Amosun noted.
While condoling with the immediate family, the State’s helmsman prayed God to continue to keep them in perfect peace.
Governor Amosun who also led a long procession into Sagamu and Ikenne before the corpse finally arrived her country home, was triumphantly welcome in the areas, while residents came out en-masse to have a glimpse of Mama Awolowo’s remains.    

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