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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Buhari mourns HID Awolowo who died at 99 years.


President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the passing away of Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Dideolu Awolowo.
On behalf of the Federal Government and people of Nigeria, the President extended his sincere commiseration to the children, grand children and great grand children of the “Jewel of Inestimable Value” on the death of their famed matriarch, just a few weeks before her 100th birthday.

The President, in a statement on Saturday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, said 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.”
The statement said, “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.”
[ADELANI ADEPEGBA , punch]

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