Fayemi Condoles Ajimobi On Mother’s Death

July 20, 2012

L-R: Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; his wife, Florence; and Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, during a condolence visit by the Ekiti State Governor to the Ajimobis' over the demise of Alhaja Sikirat Ajimobi, in Ibadan, Oyo State... on Thursday.

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has commiserated with his Oyo State counterpart , Senator Abiola Ajimobi, on the death of his mother, Alhaja Sikirat Ajimobi who passed on Wednesday at the age of 85 years.

The Governor who was at the Government House Agodi, Ibadan on Thursday to condole Governor Ajimobi, said the deceased did not only reach a ripe age but also lived an exemplary life.
Fayemi added that the legacies left behind are those of service, integrity and honesty and are displayed by her children; saying that it is doubtless that Alhaja Ajimobi was survived by “great children” in line with a popular Yoruba prayer.
He stressed that it was “not a time for condolences and commiseration but it is a celebration of life for someone who passed on at 85 years”.
Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi who spoke with journalists after the burial described his mother as an epitome of motherhood, humility, godliness and fairness.
Ajimobi added that though it has been established for mankind to die, the Ajimobi matriarch would be missed for the support she gave him and his siblings.
He stated that Alhaja Ajimobi’s demise prior to the start of the Ramadan was a testimony to the good life she lived. “I consider myself lucky to see my mother live up to 85 years, with all the 9 children still alive. She died at a holy period when muslim start their Ramadan.Apparently, she lived a good life. She prayed to witness my inauguration as Governor and then lived 400 days afterwards”, he said.

Last modified: July 20, 2012

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