I have just received with a heavy heart the news of the demise of the matriarch of the Awolowo family, Mama Hannah Idowu Dideolu AWOLOWO (H.I.D. Awolowo), wife of the great politician and founding father of Nigeria, Papa Obafemi Awolowo who rested at the ripe age of 99 in her Ikenne, Ogun State home.
Yeye Oduduwa, HID Awolowo, a ‘jewel of inestimable value’ has lived a great and impactful life spanning several generations from the days of serving as a major pillar of support to the Patriach, Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo to being a rallying point for younger generation of nation builders like mine.
Her enormous contributions to the democracy and rule of law which we now enjoy cannot be over emphasized. She has indeed distinguished herself as a role model as many women look up to her to draw inspiration towards supporting their spouses while also holding the family tenets strong.
On behalf of myself, I send in my sincere commiserations to the family of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the people of Ogun State, the entire Yoruba Land and the Nigerian Nation as a whole. May her soul rest in perfect peace; Adieu Mama HID Awolowo.
Comrade Timi Frank
APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary
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