Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state has renamed the newly built estate, Plain Field Estate, opposite Governor’s Office Oke Mosan, Abeokuta after the late matriarch of Awolowo dynasty, Late Mama Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo.
Also, the yet to be completed model school in Ikenne town is also named after the woman, who many have described as a great icon.
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This was revealed today November 23, during the celebration of the lifetime of the late wife of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Mama HID Awolowo.
The governor while addressing the mammoth crowd who were at the Gateway International Stadium however stated that the greatest honour to be given to the woman by anybody is, “to continue with those good virtues she was known for”.
He said: “Today, we are here celebrating Mama, she played a very prominent role during her life time. She stood resolute with Baba (Obafemi Awolowo) during the tribulation period, not only for the stability of Awolowo family, but for the whole nation.
“We are celebrating a good life of a great mother, an amazon. Although, she will be sorely missed, her exit will create a big vacuum.
The greatest honour we can give Mama is to copy all the good virtues, all the good work she did. If we keep the flag flying, and be selfless, she and Papa Awo will be happy,” Amosun said.
In his tribute, the former interim head of government, Ernest Sonekan described Mama as a woman of exemplary character and a great pillar of support for her husband.
The former Nigeria leader said:” Mama had left an indelible mark, she was a virtuous woman. Her untiring efforts in steering the political wheel of the Yoruba race will never be forgotten, she will be missed, not only by her family but the entire people of the country.
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“Mama HID Awolowo came, lived and contributed too many to carry on the political philosophy of her husband,may her soul and that of her late husband, the late sage rest in perfect peace,” Sonekan prayed.
The burial of the late Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, who died on Saturday, September 19, has been fixed for Wednesday, November 25.
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