President Muhammadu Buhari, governors and other eminent Nigerians on Thursday condoled with Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on the death of his mother, Mrs. Abigail Makinde.

A statement, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said: “President Buhari commiserates with Governor Makinde and his family on the passing of their mother, Mrs. Abigail Makinde.

“The President sends condolences to friends, family and associates of the matriarch, whose testimony of love and kind heartedness continues to be shared, particularly her warmth to the poor and less privileged.”

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun also commiserated with Makinde.

In a statement, Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kunle Somorin, the governor described Mama Makinde as a frank and straightforward woman who raised her children in a godly way and was a source of strength to those she came in contact with during her life time.

The Makinde family announced the passage of the governor’s mother at her Ikoloba, Ibadan home through the Jagun Olubadan, Chief Muyiwa Makinde.

The statement said she was 81.

Oyo State government expressed sadness over the demise of the governor’s mother.

In a statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, the government said: “The State Executive Council (Exco) and indeed the entire government of Oyo State remain thankful for the stabilising roles Mama played in Oyo State while she was with us.

“We can only urge the family to take solace in the good deeds of Mama, which will remain indelible on the sand of time.  May Mama’s soul rest peacefully with the Lord.”

House of Assembly Speaker Adebo Ogundoyin described her death as shocking, painful and sorrowful.

Also, a lawyer and Oyo State governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 2019, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN), expressed condolence to the governor.


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