Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, yesterday hosted dignitaries who came to pay their last respects to Mrs. Omotola Oyediran, the eldest daughter of the late Western Region Premier, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Chief Awolowo’s daughter, Tola, died on Friday, 16th October 2020, without showing any symptoms of illness.
Tola Oyediran passed, two months away from her 80th birthday anniversary scheduled to hold on December 1.
The burial service saw the presence of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and wife, Dolapo, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor of Lagos, Jide Sanwo-Olu, Chief Bisi Akande, and Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun.
Brief information on Chief Obafemi Awolowo:
Chief Obafemi Jeremiah Oyeniyi Awolowo, GCFR, was a Nigerian nationalist and statesman who played a key role in Nigeria’s independence movement, the First and Second Republics, and the Civil War.
He was known as the son of a Yoruba farmer and he was one of the truly self-made men among his contemporaries in Nigeria.
He died on May 9, 1987, at the age of 78.
Below are some scenes of the event;
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