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Top dignitaries converge on Ikenne for late HID Awolowo’s funeral

President Muhammadu Buhari (second right); his Vice, Professor Osinbajo (second right); Governor Aregbesola (left); and Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun (right) arriving for the event
President Muhammadu Buhari (second right); his Vice, Professor Osinbajo (second right); Governor Aregbesola (left); and Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun (right) arriving for the event
Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (second right); his Wife, Mrs. Dolapo (right); Governors Aregbesola (left) and Ajimobi (2nd left), during the Funeral Service
Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (second right); his Wife, Mrs. Dolapo (right); Governors Aregbesola (left) and Ajimobi (2nd left), during the Funeral Service

Late matriarch of the Awolowo family, and wife of late politician Chief Obafemi Awolowo,  Chief (Mrs) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo was Wednesday, laid to rest beside her husband inside the family compound in Ikenne, Ogun state.

Top government officials past and present, business icons, and many more, thronged the venue of the event in Ikenne, Ogun State.

  (From left): Governor, State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; his Oyo State counterpart, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; and, wife Florence; and Deputy Governor, State of Osun, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori, during the Funeral Service for Late Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, at Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Ikenne, Ogun State

(From left): Governor, State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; his Oyo State counterpart, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; and, wife Florence; and Deputy Governor, State of Osun, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori, during the Funeral Service for Late Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, at Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Ikenne, Ogun State

President Muhammadu Buhari along with Past Presidents and Heads of State including; Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), Chief Ernest Sonekan, as well as Gen. Oladipo Diya (rtd) were there.

Serving and past governors, including national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu were also there.

Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki on arrival
Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki on arrival

Roll call of dignitaries also included; Former governors of Ogun State; Aremo Olusegun Osoba, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, and also Otunba Subomi Balogun, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, Niyi Adebayo and many others.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki arrived with some members of the Senate.

Gov Rochas Okorocha
Gov Rochas Okorocha
President Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote on arrival
President Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote on arrival

Governors Olusegun Mimiko, of Ondo State, Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers, Senator Bindow of Adamawa State, Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, Governor Ajimobi of Oyo state, Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and wife, amongst many others, also coloured the event, as well as Aminu Masari of Katsina, Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, among a host of others.

Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai (l) arriving at the venue
Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai (l) arriving at the venue

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