Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Ogun Executive Council Pays Tribute To H.I.D Awolowo
The Ogun state executive council, on Monday, November 16, paid glowing tributes to the matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty, Late Chief Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo.
During a meeting of the state executive council, members of the council recognized the roles she played in nation building.
They took turns to speak about how apart from being a pillar of support for her husband, Mama Awolowo maintained and sustained the legacies of the first Premier of the Western region even long after his demise.
This was contained in a statement by Adejuwon Soyinka, the senior special assistant to the governor.
Members of the council said the deceased who made their Ikenne family home a political Mecca of sorts, was a rallying point for all politicians in the country irrespective of religious, ethnic or political differences.
They pointed out that her life was more or less like the textbook of a quintessential wife with various chapters on how to be a good woman, wife and mother respectively.
The council also noted that the late Awolowo who was visited on a monthly basis by Governor Amosun since he assumed office in 2011, died in the presence of four generations of her offspring.
“Mama was a woman of virtue and humility. She was an icon par excellence, an epitome of womanhood and a source of inspiration to all and sundry.
“The support she gave her husband was a lesson that you can achieve greatness by doing family thing. Apart from being a pillar of support, Mama upheld the legacies of her husband for about 30 years even after his demise.
“Mama’s life is a textbook of a quintessential wife worth recommending to everyone where there are chapters on how to be a good wife, mother and grandmother,” they said.
Members of the council noted that Mama HID Awolowo was not to be mourned but celebrated.
Mama Awolowo died at the age of 99 on Saturday, September 19, as preparations for her centenary birthday were in top gear. She would be interred on November 25, 2015, the day she would have marked her 100th birthday.