Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of Reverend Tola Oyediran, the first daughter of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Late Oyediran passed away on Friday, October 16th at the age of 79, thus throwing the dynasty of the late western region premier into mourning.
With Reverend Oyediran’s death, a huge vacuum has been created in the dynasty of the late Nigerian lawyer, leaving Dr Olatokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu as the only surviving child of the late western region leader and politician.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari prayed for the family of the deceased.
He also sent a strong message to the Tokunbo, Awolowo’s only surviving daughter, praying that God will give the family the solace to bear the loss.
Part of the statement read:
“President Muhammadu Buhari sends condolences to the family of late Premier of the Western Region and nationalist, Chief Obafemi Awolowo over the passing of Mrs Tola Oyediran, eldest daughter of the sage.
“The President commiserates with friends and associates of Mrs Oyediran, particularly her only surviving sister, Mrs Tokunbo Awolowo, over the sad loss, urging the family to take solace in the investments of the deceased in making life better for others.”