‘We’ve Lost A Gem’: How Makinde family Announced Passage Of Gov’s Mother



The Oasis Reporters



October 15, 2020

 

From left, Mr Michael Makinde; Mr Sunday Makinde; Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde; his wife, Tamunominini; the Governor’ mother, Madam Abigail Makinde; Barr Muyiwa Makinde, Mr Kayode Makinde and other family members during the 80th birthday thanksgiving service of the Governor’s mother held at Government House Chapel, Agodi, Ibadan. FILE PHOTO: Oyo State Govt.



With total submission to the will of the Almighty God, we announce the passing to the great beyond of our mother, Mrs. Abigail Makinde, who departed this world in the early hours of today, Thursday, October 15, 2020.





Though Mama gave no indication of any sickness, she slept peacefully in the Lord at the age of 81, in the early hours of the day at her Ibadan home, 7B, Oyeleke Street, Ikolaba, Ibadan.



While we appreciate the Almighty for sparing her life thus far, we must confess that we will sorely miss her counsel, motherly role and impact on the lives of her children and the grandchildren.


We will equally miss her impactful role as a stabilizing force in the family, her community and especially Oyo State, which is currently being governed by her son and our brother, Engineer Seyi Makinde.

Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde (middle); his wife, Tamunominini (right) and the Governor’s mother, Madam Abigail Makinde during the 80th birthday thanksgiving service of  the Governor’s mother held at Government House Chapel, Agodi, Ibadan. FILE PHOTO: Oyo State Government.


We sincerely appreciate the prayers and condolences of our numerous well-wishers.


May Mama’s soul rest peacefully with her maker.



Signed:
Barr. (Chief) Muyiwa Makinde
Jagun Olubadan


For the family.
October 15, 2020.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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