By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The mother of Oyo State, governor, Seyi Makinde, Mrs. Abigail Makinde is dead, Western Post gathered.
She died in the early hours of Thursday, October, 15 2020 at her residence 7b Oyeleke Street, Ikolaba, Ibadan.
A release signed on behalf of the family by Jagun Olubadan, Barrister (Chief) Muyiwa Makinde reads in part, “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.
“We sincerely appreciate the prayers and condolences of our numerous well-wishers. May Mama’s soul rest peacefully with her maker.”