Monday, October 19, 2020
Family Confirms Oyo Governor Mother’s Death

Story By Joshua Adetunji

The Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has confirmed the death of her mother Mrs Abigail Makinde.

In a statement made available to Journalists by Barrister Muyiwa Makinde, the family said that the deceased died at the age of 81.

According to the statement, “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 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”.

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