The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Hajia Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday paid a condolence visit to the family of late Chief HID Awolowo in Ikenne, Ogun State. Mrs. Awolowo died on September 19.
Aisha described the deceased, who passed on at 99, as a great pillar that would be remembered for her contribution to women, national development, peace and unity of Nigeria.
She said mama’s death was a sad one but that she would remain a role model to the women of this great county.
The president’s wife recalled that the deceased accorded her a befitting reception during the campaign for the 2015 general elections that brought President Buhari into power on May 29.
The elder daughter of the Awolowo family, Omotola Awolowo, commended President Buhari for his zeal to fight corruption, insecurity and other vices in the country.
Omotola reiterated that Awolowo’s family would continue to support his administration on all his plans to develop this country.
She urged women in the country to support and be honest to their spouses as it was the secret that made her mother excel in life.
She thanked the president’s wife for the visit, adding that her visit was a sign of great honour to her mother and the family.
She described the deceased as humble, honest and loyal wife to the core.
She said HID Awolowo would be buried on November 25, a day she would be 100 years.
Omotola said her mother was survived by two daughters, including herself, and more than 30 grand children.
The wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, is one the grandchildren.
She said the deceased lost three of her children out of the five she had while alive.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the deceased was the wife of the famous politician, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Hajia Buhari was received by the Deputy Governor of Ogun, Yetunde Onanuga, and Dolapo Osinbajo.
Others on the entourage of Hajia Buhari were the wife of the former Governor of Bayelsa State, Alanyingi Sylva; former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Pauline Tallen; and the wife of the Nasarawa State Governor, Mero Al-Makura.