Sep 19, 2015 - Immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, at the weekend mourned the matriarch of the Awolowo Family, Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo saying the Mother of a nation has translated to immortality.
In a condolence message to the Awolowo Family, Fashola expressed grief at the passage of the widow of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo noting that the nation would sorely miss her wise counsel.
"I condole with with the Awolowo family at this moment of physical separation and bereavement," he stated.
Fashola urged the family to take solace in the memory of the departed matriarch's decades of patriotic service to the nation even without seeking any title.
"No Words will suffice to describe how sorely Mama will be missed. But I am confident that the memory of Mama's legacy, her national service without a title, and the pride of her life's work will build bridges of comfort for the entire family," he stated.
While condoling with the Government and people of Ogun State, Fashola prayed that the soul of Chief (Mrs) Awolowo finds "favour with her Creator and rest in His bosom peacefully".