By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Deputy Governor, Benedict Olugboyega Alabi has sympathized with the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in the State, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, over the death of her mother, Mrs. Florence Nihinlola Aderanti.
Alabi, in a statement, issued and made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Monday described the death of Madam Aderanti as a rude shock.
Mrs. Aderanti died at the age of 80 and was survived by her husband, Joseph Adepoju Aderanti, six children, grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
The statement reads: “The death of Mrs Florence Nihinlola, the matriarch of Aderanti Family of Ijabe, in Osun State, who is the mother of our Honourable Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in the State of Osun, Mrs Funke Egbemode, came as a rude shock to all of us in the state .
“Although, she answered the last and compulsory call of nature at a ripe age, her precious and invaluable impacts in the lives of many, especially her immediate family will definitely create a vacuum of note.
“However, her significant and eventful life will continue to serve as a source of solace to everyone of us , as we continue to celebrate her good virtues in the years to come .
“I pray to God to grant her eternal rest and count her worthy of paradise ahead , as well as implicit protection over the lovely family she left behind .
“May God also grant the entire family of Aderanti and many of their well-wishers around the world the requisite fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Adieu Mama Aderanti, Aya Joseph Adepoju.”