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HID Awolowo: Buhari Commiserates With Osinbajos, Sends Delegation To Ikenne

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BEVERLY HILLS, September 20, (THEWILL)  – President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday formally commiserated with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo, over the death, Saturday, of the matriarch of the Awolowo family, Chief (Mrs) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, who is the grand mother of Dolapo, the Vice President’s wife.

In a personal call made to the family of the Vice President to commiserate with them over the death, President Buhari described the late HID Awolowo as “an institution in her own right” and “a model of motherhood.”

In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, President Buhari told the Osinbajos that the late HID was one of the greatest female political icons in Africa who was deservingly revered for her remarkable virtues.

Buhari noted that HID's shining virtues as a great mother, wife and motivator, would live after her.

The President, according to the statement, has equally dispatched a powerful federal government delegation to condole with the Awolowo family at Ikenne, Ogun State.

The delegation, which met the Vice President and other members of the Awolowo family was led by Malal Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff. He was accompanied by the Secretary to the Federal Government, SGF, Babachir David Lawal, the Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olanishakin and the Chief of Defence Intelligence, Ambassador Oke.

The delegation extended Buhari's condolences to the family, the government and people of Ogun State over the death of Mrs. Awolowo.