President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathized with the family of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, over the death of the matriarch of the Awolowo family, Hanna Idowu Dideolu Awolowo.
The late Hanna Idowu Dideolu Awolowo is the grandmother of Dolapo, the Vice President’s wife.
A statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, described the deceased Mrs. Awolowo as “an institution in her own right” and “a model of motherhood,” adding that she is one of the greatest female political icons in Africa who was deservingly revered for her remarkable virtues.
Buhari noted that Idowu’s shining virtues as a great mother, wife and motivator, would live after her.
As part of ways to commiserate with the family, Buhari dispatched a federal government delegation, led by Malam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff, to condole with the Awolowo family at Ikenne, Ogun State.
Kyari was accompanied by the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, the Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Abayomi Olanishakin and the Chief of Defence Intelligence, Ambassador Oke.
The statement noted that the delegation extended his (Buhari’s) condolences to “the family, the government and people of Ogun state over the death of Mrs. Awolowo.”