Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has further described the late Matriarch of Awolowo family, Hannah Dideolu Awolowo as a big book with many chapters which people will continue to study.
Amosun said this yesterday while receiving the remains of the late matriarch at the Sagamu Interchange in Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
Amosun said the late politician was a solid rock behind the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and that she remained a woman of inestimable value to all Nigerians.
While saying that the state will miss the late matriarch, Amosun explained that Mama had set a good example that many people will still struggle to meet up with.
He said, “Little did we know that the celebration we were preparing for her will be another way of celebrating her in a grand style because we were all preparing for her centenary. But we will still celebrate on that day she would have turned 100, we are happy for her life.
“Here lies an example of what a woman should be, an example of what a daughter should be, an example of what a good wife should be, an example of what a good mother should be, an example of what a grandmother should be. Not many people are this lucky, and example of what a great grandmother should be.
“Here lies the remains of that precious woman, a nice woman with inestimable value not just to Papa Awolowo but to all of us. Mama was one woman you can continue to read, a life was like a big book, several chapters; is it determination? Is it being steadfast with her husband even in those trying times. Mama was a solid rock to Baba Obafemi Awolowo.
“We are happy that today we are not mourning, we are celebrating Mama who set too many good examples. Mama stayed for that very ripe age to reach that age; short of hundred years. So, we are happy that today we are not mourning, we are celebrating the good time and life of Mama.
“Mama has set so many good examples; they are those that laid the foundation which all of us are still struggling to attain. Mama, all the good people of Ogun State will miss you, we are already missing you before your interment.”

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