Awolowo: We lost a pre-eminent mother, says Saraki

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Eromosele Ebhomele
Senator Bukola Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki on Saturday said the death of Chief Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, wife of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, meant that Nigeria had lost one that could best be described as a pre-eminent mother.
Saraki, while reacting to the death of the matriarch of the Awolowo family, said he was preparing to storm Ikenne, Ogun State, to be part of the centenary celebration of Mrs. Awolowo who died at 99 just few weeks to her 100th birthday.
“I have been enthusiastically looking forward to making a big but surprise visit to Ikenne, Ogun State to be part of the Centenary birthday celebration of Mama H.I. D. Awolowo, knowing that she is the last woman standing among the wives and mothers who truly contributed by supporting their spouses in laying the foundation for our nation building.
“To think that she will not be there during the period of the celebration, which is just about two months away, makes me sad, in spite of her ripe age filled with achievements,” he said.
Saraki said Mama Awolowo truly distinguished herself among her contemporaries, “not only because she lived longer but because she served God and humanity to the end.
“Even as a nonagenarian, she kept on hosting different fora and contributing to ideas on the unity of the Yoruba people in particular and Nigeria in general.
“She was an epitome of a good wife and mother and I have no doubt that as she reunites with her darling husband, Pa Obafemi Awolowo, she would have good account to give of how far she had held forte in the absence of the late sage.
“On behalf of my family and the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I commiserate with the Awolowo family, the government and people of Ogun State and …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper