Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has commiserated with families of the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Professor A.B Oyediran over the passing of their daughter and wife, Rev (Mrs.) Tola Oyediran, who died on Friday 16th, October 2020.
Sanwo-Olu said this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Gboyega Akosile, describing the death of the former matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty as shocking and a great loss to her family, friends, associates, management and staff of Tribune newspapers.
The governor said Rev Oyediran undoubtedly touched many people’s lives while she was alive, and further describing her as a true compatriot, a passionate leader, loving mother and an embodiment of humility.
According to him, Oyediran used her God-given talents, resources and media platforms to emancipate the Yoruba race and Nigerian as a whole, recalling that her tenure as chairman of the Board of Directors of African Newspapers Plc (publishers of Tribune newspapers), witnessed growth in the organisation.
The governor, while expressing his deep feeling over the passing, however, appreciated God for the life well spent by the deceased while on earth, even as he commiserated with the family, friends and associates of the deceased.
“On behalf of my family and the good people Lagos State, I hereby express my heartfelt condolences to the Oyediran and Awolowo over the loss of Rev. Tola Oyediran,” Sanwo-Olu said.
Part of the text read:
“It is with deep sense of sorrow but with a heart full of gratitude to God for a good life spent by the late Rev. Mrs Tola Oyediaran that I commiserate with the family, friends and associates of the deceased.
“Reverend Oyediran undoubtedly touched many people’s lives while she was alive. She was a true compatriot, a passionate leader, loving mother and an embodiment of humility.
“Oyediran used her God-given talents, resources and media platforms to emancipate the Yoruba race and Nigerian as a whole.
“The late Oyediran’s tenure as chairman of the Board of Directors of African Newspapers Plc (publishers of Tribune titles), which just began after serving her first tenure witnessed growth in the organisation.
“On behalf of my family and the good people Lagos State, I hereby express my heartfelt condolences to the Oyediran and Awolowo over the loss of Rev Tola Oyediran.”
EndSARS protests, a fundamental lesson in democratic governance BY Bola Tinubu
Hoodlums attack Complete Sports head office, injure two
I detest dirty begging, Reno Omokri blasts Twitter user
Makinde orders schools in Ibadan to reopen from Monday
Lewis Hamilton speaks after breaks F1’s all-time wins record
#EndSARS: Davido pained as hoodlums hijack peaceful protest
EPL: Southampton end Everton’s unbeaten run as Digne sees red card
Looting: Perpetrators are no miscreants, we created them, Donald Duke tells Nigerian leaders
VIDEO: Bride flees on wedding day after discovering groom slept with her friend
Adeboye speaks against Nigeria borrowing money, says country may choke
What Chioma did that made me decide to marry her – Davido
BBNaija: Why I allowed Laycon to rock me instead of Ozo – Nengi
VIDEO: Police station in Ogun vandalized by alleged EndSARS protesters
Man jailed for puncturing condom before having s3x with woman
Ondo election: Eyitayo Jegede arrives polling unit with wife
Military kills scores of bandits in Katsina
VIDEO: Hoodlums Invade Ibadan senator’s residence, cart away 300 motorcycles
VIDEO: Crowd loots COVID-19 palliatives in Osun
#EndSARS: DJ Switch recounts horrific experience during Lekki shooting
VIDEO: Panic as Hausa, Yoruba youths clash at Fagba, Lagos
VIDEO: Youths protect Agugu police station in Ibadan from being attacked
VIDEO: Buhari laments loss of lives, mum on Lekki shootings
VIDEO: We are at a critical moment, Buhari must act now before it is too late – Obasanjo
VIDEO: Hoodlums, residents loot COVID-19 palliatives in Mazamaza
- Politics14 hours ago
350 motorcycles, 400 deep freezers, 350 generators, others looted from my house – Senator Teslim Folarin
- Specials12 hours ago
#EndSARS: SoroSoke Generation – Why We Protested
- Politics12 hours ago
Lekki Protesters: Your vain ambition to rule Nigeria will never happen, Fani-Kayode tells Tinubu
- General14 hours ago
#EndSARS: Lekki Massacre is real, Reno Omokri insists
- Entertainment13 hours ago
Looted palliatives: It is clear Buhari is not our problem – Zahra Buhari
- Specials10 hours ago
My dear Asiwaju Tinubu… BY Femi Fani-Kayode
- Entertainment13 hours ago
Chioma tattoos son’s name, Ifeanyi, on her wrist
- Entertainment11 hours ago
Being bitter, quarrelsome, foolish does not make you a feminist — Queen Nwokoye