Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi and the national Chairman of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN ) Chief Bisi Akande on Friday, paid a condolence visit to the matriarch of the Awolowo family, Chief HID Awolowo on the passing on of her son and Publisher of Nigerian Tribune, Evangelist Oluwole Awolowo.
The Governor who was accompanied to the Ikenne, Ogun State country home of the Awolowos, by Senator Babafemi Ojudu (Ekiti Central),Commissioner for Culture,Arts and Tourism, Chief Ronke Okusanya and the Special Adviser on MDG, Mrs Bunmi Dipo-Salami, described the death of Chgief Oluwole as a great loss.
He said the deceased was an embodiment of humility, courage and service to humanity, adding that he was never overwhelmed by the pressure of difficult times.
Fayemi who had a private audience with Chief HID Awolowo before presenting her a condolence letter also met with the two siblings of the deceased, Ambassador Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu and Rev (Mrs) Tola Oyediran, as well as children of the late publisher.
Governor Fayemi said the late Chief Oluwole Awolowo emulated his father and late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo in seeking the progress and betterment of the society.
He urged the children of the deceased to take heart and build on the legacy of their father.
Also speaking at the Awolowo residence, Chief Akande who lamented the death of the late Oluwole Awolowo prayed that God will grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Prayers were offered for the family by the Anglican Bishop of Remo Diocese, Most Revd Olusina Fape.
The Governor later signed the condolence register placed at the Efunyela Hall within the compound.
Last modified: March 29, 2013