Saturday, 19 September 2015

President Buhari Mourns HID Awolowo

Chief Hannah Dideolu Awolowo.

The president extended his sincere commiseration to the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of the “Jewel of Inestimable Value” on the death of their famed matriarch.
In a statement issued on Saturday, September 19, by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the president noted that he joined millions of admirers of her late, revered husband, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, in mourning Chief (Mrs.) Awolowo, who will be long remembered and celebrated as the famous spouse and pillar of strength of the late nationalist, political leader and sage.”

“President Buhari believes that Chief (Mrs.) Awolowo will always be honoured too for the indelible legacy of very significant, behind-the-scene contributions to communal, state, regional and national development which she has left behind.
“The president prays that God will comfort Chief (Mrs.) Awolowo’s family, relatives, friends, associates and admirers, and grant them the fortitude to bear her loss.
“He also prays that the Almighty will receive the late matriarch’s worthy soul and grant her eternal rest from her long, earthly service to her renowned spouse, family, community and country,” the statement read.
Chief Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo , at the age of 99, just a few weeks before her 100th birthday.

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