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Obafemi Awolowo Foundation to inaugurate HID Awolowo Foundation soon

Chief Mrs Awolowo
Chief Mrs Awolowo

The Obafemi Awolowo Foundation has officially announced the passing of its Chairperson and moving spirit, Yeye Oodua HID Awolowo and one of the steps being taken to immortalise her.
A statement by the Executive Director, Dr O. Awolowo Dosumu, which announced the passage the Matriarch of the Awolowo family on Saturday 19th of September at the ripe age of 99, also said that the Foundation will inaugurate an HID Awolowo Foundation shortly, to celebrate and commemorate in perpetuity the outstanding contributions of Mama, HID to family values, entrepreneurship and perseverance in the face of adversity.
“Although the details and fine points of this initiative are being worked out, it takes no great insight to appreciate the synergy between the values that Mama stood for and exemplified and the legacy of the sage, from which the Foundation has derived its core mandate and competencies,” the statement said, stressing that “it is pertinent to recall Mama’s fortitude and exemplary forte in keeping the faith both at a time when her husband was unjustly persecuted by political authorities and in the years since the sage passed on.
“It ought to be remarked that her business acumen, organizational intelligence and hard work stood her in good stead throughout her remarkable life.
“It is in recognition of these virtues and the need to underline the careers of role models and visionaries in a morally adrift generation that the HID Awolowo Foundation is being instituted under the aegis of the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation,” the statement pointed out.

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