Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has paid a condolence visit to the former vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. A.B.O.O Oyediran, over the demise of his wife, Revd Mrs. Tola Oyediran.
Engr Makinde, who was at the Iyaganku home of the Oyedirans on Friday, November 6, 2020, consoled them over the death of Mama Oyediran, the first daughter of Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
She was, until her death, the Chairperson of the African Newspapers of Nigeria PLC, publishers of the Tribune titles.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Governor said Mrs. Oyediran lived an eventful and fulfilled life, praying to God to uphold the family.
Governor Makinde said: “To my friend, Olumide (son of the deceased), we are almost in the same shoe right now. I lost my Mummy 24 hours to Mama’s passing as well. So, we are comforting one another. Well, Mama lived an eventful life and we pray that Almighty God will uphold the family. We just celebrated a fulfilled life.”
In a condolence message signed by the Governor, he said, “Mama, continue to sleep at the bosom of our Lord and Saviour. We bless the Lord for a life well-spent. Till we meet at the feet of our Lord and Saviour, rest on Mama.”
It would be recalled that the Governor’s mother, Chief (Mrs.) Abigail Makinde, passed on 24 hours before Mrs. Oyediran’s death.