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Con­do­lences as Makinde loses mother

- From Jeremiah Oke (Ibadan); Muideen Olaniyi (Abuja); Hameed Oyeg­bade (Osogbo) & Peter Moses (Abeokuta) Nigeria News · Politics · Oyo State · Muhammadu Buhari · Adegboyega Oyetola · Osun State

Mrs. Abi­gail Makinde, the mother of the gov­er­nor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, on Thurs­day, died at the age of 81, the elder brother to the gov­er­nor, Chief Muyiwa Makinde, said.

“Though Mama gave no in­di­ca­tion of any sick­ness, she slept peace­fully in the Lord at the age of 81, in the early hours of the day at her Ibadan home, 7B, Oyeleke Street, Iko­laba, Ibadan”, he said.

Mean­while, con­do­lences and trib­utes have con­tin­ued to pour in for the late ma­tri­arch from dif­fer­ent quar­ters.

Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari, in a state­ment is­sued on Thurs­day by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, con­doled with Gov­er­nor Makinde and his en­tire fam­ily over the pass­ing of their mother.

The Pres­i­dent said the tes­ti­mony of love and kind-heart­ed­ness of the de­ceased had con­tin­ued to be shared, par­tic­u­larly her warmth to the poor and less priv­i­leged.

Gov­er­nors from Osun and Ogun as well as the Oyo State gov­ern­ment and the Olubadan of Ibadan have all sent in their trib­utes and con­do­lences to the Gov­er­nor Makinde.

Gov­er­nor Adeg­boyega Oyetola of

Osun State said that the late Mrs. Makinde was a pil­lar who had left be­hind the lega­cies of ser­vice and good char­ac­ter.

On his part, Ogun State Gov­er­nor, Prince Dapo Abio­dun, de­scribed Mama Makinde as a frank and straight­for­ward woman who raised her chil­dren in a godly way and was a source of strength to those she came in con­tact with dur­ing her life­time.

Abio­dun noted that he was par­tic­u­larly pained by her death when prepa­ra­tion was in top gear for her 82nd birthday, adding that with her death, the coun­try, Oyo State and Gov­er­nor Makinde had lost a good ad­viser, mo­ti­va­tor, and a great coun­sel­lor.

The Oyo State gov­ern­ment in a state­ment by the Sec­re­tary to the State Gov­ern­ment, Olubamiwo Adeo­sun, ex­pressed sad­ness over the demise of Mrs Makinde say­ing: “Our hearts are with the fam­ily, on the sud­den depar­ture of Mama, who did not show any sign of sick­ness un­til she peace­fully de­parted this world.”

Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Ade­tunji, de­scribed the pass­ing of Mama Makinde as a rude shock.

The for­mer Sec­re­tary to the Oyo State gov­ern­ment, Ako­gun Sarafadeen Alli, on his part prayed for for­give­ness of sins of the de­ceased and urged the fam­ily to take heart and be firm.

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