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Former Governor of Ogun State and Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial Zone, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has described the late Mrs Omotola Oyediran as someone who radiated grace, love, humility and patience.
Senator Amosun in a condolence message personally signed by him and addressed to the widower of Mrs Oyediran, Prof. Kayode Oyediran, stated that Mrs Oyediran, “radiated exceptional grace, admirable carriage, patience, humility and love; virtues that became invaluable when she succeeded her late mother, Mama HID Awolowo as the Matriarch of the Obafemi Awolowo dynasty and was, till her passage today, the Chairperson of the ‘Tribune’ titles.
“She identified passionately with the political philosophy of her father, Baba Awolowo, the late Premier of the Western Region and kept close relationships with the Awolowo political family and Papa’s adherents.
“A committed welfarist and Minister of the Gospel, she devoted her time and energies to good causes and followed her convictions tenaciously and unpretentiously.
“On a personal note, I testify that Revd Omotola Oyediran loved Ogun State and Nigeria passionately. She not only identified with our administration during my time as Governor between 2011 and 2019, she regarded and related with me and my wife – Olufunso as her biological children. Her departure, particularly at this time is therefore a deep and personal loss to our household.
“Sir, despite our mortal pain and regrets, we are comforted that there is so much to celebrate in the life of Mama Oyediran. We therefore join you in thanksgiving for a life so well lived in the service of humanity. We pray that the Almighty God will comfort you, the children and immediate family members on all sides”, he concluded.