The eldest daughter of the matriarch of the Awolowo family, Chief (Mrs) Hannah Idowu Dideolu, Mrs Omotola Oyediran, on Wednesday disclosed that their mother would be buried on her 100th birthday – November 25.
Mrs Oyediran made this known in Ikenne, Ogun state, while thanking Nigerians including former President Goodluck
Jonathan, his wife; Dame Patience Jonathan, Afenifere, christians among others for the show affection upon the
family since the death of their mother.
“What can we say but to give God all the glory for a very beautiful life she lived. She has done so much and it is impossible for us to put all that she has done together.
“I want to assure you that though some of you have received letters in the past about the centenary inorder to
write tributes for her. I want to assure you that those tributes will be printing.
“I want to assure Christians Association of Nigeria that we are going to give them a special time when the time comes.
“I want to appeal to all of you to be part of celebrating mama, by the grace of God, we haven’t concluded the arrangements but I would let you know that the very day that she was supposed to be 100 years, she would be buried.
“There will be dancing amid tears at the burial of who I call Iya niwura. There is no way you can separate papa from mama and mama from papa, the story is one. It is interesting that papa passed on Saturday, 9th of May, 1987 and mama also passed on Saturday, 19th of September, 2015, we give God all the glory, ” Mrs Oyeniran stated.