Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has expressed shock and sadness over the death of Chief Mrs Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, wife of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Mama Awolowo, popularly known as HID Awolowo passed on at the age of 99 at her country home in Ikenne, Ogun State on Saturday shortly after a meeting.
The Governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna said he was one of mama’s many followers looking forward to celebrating her 100th birthday, which was just few months away adding that it was going to be a milestone, not just for her, but for our great country.
The Governor recalled She was the pillar behind Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s legacies. She was the backbone of the brand of progressive ideas that defined the politics of the South West in the First Republic and in subsequent Republics
Governor ambode prayed for the peaceful repose of her soul, urging her family to draw strength from the legacies she stood for while she was alive.