Following the death of the matriarch of the Awolowo family, Chief (Mrs) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, the Nigerian President has mourned her passing.
In a statement by the President’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President said that Chief (Mrs) Awolowo “will be long remembered and celebrated as the famous spouse and pillar of strength of the late nationalist, political leader and sage.”
The statement added, “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.”