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Abiodun expresses shock over death of Gov Makinde’s mother



Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has expressed shock over the death of Mama Abigail Makinde, mother of the Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, who died in the early hours of yesterday at 81.

Abiodun in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, yesterday, said he received the news of her death with shock and sympathised with the family of the governor and the entire people of Oyo State.

He described Mama Makinde as a frank and straightforward woman who raised her children in a godly way and was a source of strength to those she came in contact with during her life time.

The governor said the news of the death of Mama Makinde pained him, especially at this time when preparations for her 82nd birthday was in top gear, noting that with her death, the country, Oyo State and Governor Makinde had lost a good adviser, motivator and a great counsellor.

“Mama was a rare gem, a supportive wife, a loving mother who would stop at nothing to ensure the welfare of her children and others who crossed her path.

“She was not only a mother to her children, but to other children, as she did not discriminate, but treated everyone equally. She made positive impact on the lives of the people in her community. I am sure she will be greatly missed.

“It is a pity that mama died at a period when her wise counsel was mostly needed not only in Oyo State, but in Nigeria. I sympathize with my brother, Governor Seyi Makinde. I know this is indeed a trying period for him. It is my prayer that the Almighty God will grant him the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss,” he said

Abiodun, while praying for the repose of the soul of the deceased, urged Nigerians to emulate Mama Makinde who lived a life of service to humanity, saying this would imprint their names on the sand of time.

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