Seyi Makinde, Oyo State governor’s mother, Mrs. Abigail Makinde is dead, government source said on Thursday.
She died in the early hours of today at the age of 81 without any indication of any sickness at her Ibadan home at Oyeleke Street, Ikolaba, Ibadan, the State Capital.
“While we appreciate the Almighty God 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 the grandchildren.
“We will equally miss her impactful role as a stabilising 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” Muyiwa Makinde said.
The Peoples Democratic Party caucus in the Oyo State House of Assembly, has commiserated with Gov. Makinde over the death of his mother.
In a statement issued on Thursday by a member of the caucus, Mr Akintunde Olajide the PDP lawmakers, described Madam Makinde’s death as a great and irreparable loss to the entire State.
The caucus expressed condolences to the Makinde family, the State executive Council and the entire people of the State.
“Political leaders and all those who have had encounter with the deceased would forever miss her great words of wisdom and motivation,’’ the PDP caucus said.
Since the death was announced, sympathizers have started sending condolences to the deceased family.