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Iyalode: Ajimobi Pays Condolence Visit, Describes Her As Irreplaceable (PHOTOS)


Few hours after the death of Iyalode of Ibadan, Alhaja Aminat Abiodun, Governor Abiola Ajimobi and some members of the state executive council have paid a condolence visit to her Oluwonla, Basorun residence.

Some of the members of the state executive on the entourage of Governor Ajimobi include the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Olalekan Alli, Head of Service, Mrs. Lawunmi Ogunesan, some commissioners, Chief Lateef Oyelade and Alhaji Lamidi Ajadi among others.

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Her children, led by the first born, Alhaja Asagidigbi, who described the late matriarch as a very caring mother, led other of her siblings to welcome guests.

Ajimobi then held a brief meeting with the some members of the family on the burial ceremony which comes up today by 4.00 p.m.

After the brief meeting, he described the late Iyalode as a mother of all, stating that she is irreplaceable in the history of Ibadanland.

According to him, with her commanding respect, figure and relationship with all indigenes of Ibadan and even Yorubaland, Alhaja Abiodun was a colossus in her lifetime.

He said, “Let me on behalf of the people and government of Oyo State extend condolence to the nucleus family of Mama. By tradition and relationship, Mama was my mother. I knew mama since I was like nine years old and she was an exemplary mother, very elegant, very beautiful.

“She had presence both in character and in carriage. She epitomised mobility. She epitomised elegance and consequently became the queen of Ibadanland, if you like Queen of women if that is accepted.

“She rose through the ranks and paid her dues. She was successful in all ramifications. So for me I think it’s the passage of a titan of Colosus who has made her mark in the sand of time.

“I think for me it’s a great loss but let’s take solace in the fact that she lived well, left good children, left me, left us. And Ibadan will forever remember her. She was the Iyalode of Ibadanland, and for many years, she was and she is irreplaceable. We are going to miss her.”

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