By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Governor, Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun said he received the news of the death Mama Wulemotu Kashamu, the mother of the immediate past lawmaker representing Ogun East in the National Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu, on Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 in Lagos, with a great sense of loss.
According to the Governor, at 96, Mama lived a fulfilled life, “But no matter the age, the loss of one’s mom is bound to be painful and emotionally distressing”, a statement issued by Gov Abiodun’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin on behalf of the Governor, people and Government of the State said.
Gov. Abiodun described Mama Kashamu as “a quintessential woman of virtue who was privileged to sire great children like Senator Kashamu among other successful siblings. This gives a sense of fulfillment,” he added.
“She was a pillar behind the successes of his children. A respected businesswoman, caregiver and home – maker, Mama’s strength of character has been given expression by Sen Kashamu and his noble siblings”, Governor Abiodun noted.
Gov. Abiodun said that as a Christian, he knew that the physical journey on earth would end some day, no matter how long anyone lived, adding that the major consolation lies in the quality of life Mama lived.
Prince Abiodun further added that Mama was not just a practicing Muslim, but a mother who trained her children well and who imparted her disciplined disposition on all of them.
“Mama was indeed a role model and shining example of high morality, courage and integrity. Her memories would continue to fill the hearts of her loved ones”, the statement said.
Prince Abiodun prayed that God Almighty strengthens Sen. Buruji Kashamu, his siblings and the entire family members and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.
Prince Abiodun admonished the family to accept his sincere condolences, that of members of his immediate family and the good people of Ogun State in general.