The executive Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola has written to his counterpart in Ondo State, Romiti Akeredolu, over the demise of his mother.
Naija News reported earlier that Akeredolu’s mother, Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu died at age 90.
The sad development was confirmed in a terse statement by the governor himself.
The governor’s mother was said to have passed away while resting on her bed.
Reacting in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, Governor Oyetola prayed to God to comfort the bereaved family and the entire state.
While admonishing Akeredolu and his family to find succour in God, Oyetola described the deceased as a respected community leader and great mother who raised her children with the fear of God and instilled in them sound moral character and discipline.
He praised the fact that the deceased lived a memorable and fulfilled life; dedicated to the service of her creator and humanity, adding that she lived long enough to witness and share in the successes of her children.
Governor Oyetola, who said the deceased would be missed especially for her counsel and guidance, urged the family to keep her memories alive by upholding the virtues of compassion, love, sacrifice, and community service she was known for.
“On behalf of my family, government, and the good people of Osun, I commiserate with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, and the entire Akeredolu family on the loss of their mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu.
“As Governor Akeredolu and the rest of the family mourn, I pray God Almighty to comfort them, and also grant the soul of Mama eternal rest,” Oyetola said.
This article was originally published on Naija News