How Mama HID Awolowo died — daughter


Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta
Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo
Fact has emerged on how the matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty, Mama Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo died Saturday afternoon.
The Yeye Oba of the Source (Ile Ife) died this afternoon at exactly 3:15pm at her residence in Ikenne in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State, western Nigeria.
According to her first daughter, Mrs Omotola Oyediran, the woman died peacefully and joyously in the presence of virtually all her children and grand children.
Mama, as HID was fondly called by many during her lifetime was reported to have taken pounded cocoyam with her children and grand children at their meeting shortly before she breathed her last.
“We were in a meeting at Efunyela hall where arrangement on her centenary birthday was being planned. She came to meet us there and played a lot with us. She prayed a lot for all us one after the other and she even ate pounded cocoyam with us.
“Immediately after she finished eating, she told us that she wanted to go in and rest a bit, not knowing that she will be going to rest till eternity,” she revealed.
Meanwhile, Governor Ibikunle Amosun has described the late matriarch as a role model of distinction.
Her transition came at a time preparations were in top gear by the family and the state government for a befitting centenary celebration.
In a statement issued and signed this evening by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, the governor described her death as a great loss.
He however said Mama’s exit deserved celebration because her life and times were noble and golden, adding that “this was an exemplary life that truly ran its full course.
“Mama HID stood by her husband like the Rock of Gibraltar throughout the tough political career of the foremost nationalist and leader of the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper