The people of Oke Ogun have expressed their condolence to His Excellency, Engineer Seyi Makinde, FNSE, on the passing into glory of his mother, Mrs. Abigail Makinde on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
They also condoled the families of those who lost their lives in the ongoing ENDSARS protests and called on youths to leave the streets as governments are already taking steps on their demands.
In a message signed by the President of Oke Ogun Council of Elders (OCE), Otunba Bamidele Dada, OON and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, the organization stated that at 81, Mama was certainly old, especially given the life span in Nigeria. But no matter how old one’s beloved one is, one would not want to miss such a person, especially a person who had sacrificed so much – and had impacted positively on one’s life.
“From the testimonies we heard, Mama was a loving mother and a stabilizing factor within the larger Makinde family. We pray for the peaceful repose of her soul.”
Though Mama has gone to be with the Lord, she will sorely be missed by all as the lyrics of the Song indicates:
“What peaceful hours I once enjoyed
How sweet their memory still!
But they have left an aching void
The world can never fill.”
“The words in the hymn quoted above reverberates through one’s mind in the wake of the passing into glory of Mama, Mrs Abigail Makinde, matriarch of Makinde family as the vacuum normally created by the departure of a loving mother is always difficult to fill.”
On the award of contract to reconstruct one of the major roads in Oke Ogun, the OCE Elders expressed their appreciation to Governor Makinde.
“We seize this opportunity to thank His Excellency on the approval he gave for the reconstruction of Saki-Ogbooro-Igboho road. It was in line with the Governor’s avowal that his administration will enhance the infrastructure of Oke Ogun as well as other parts of the state.
We pray that the Almighty God will continue to strengthen our governor and imbue his administration with the wherewithal to uplift the state.
Once again, we commiserate with His Excellency on the departure of Mama. May her soul rest in peace, amen.
We also commiserate witfamilylies of those who lost their lives in the ongoing protests and prayer for the quick recovery of health for those who are injured”.
The Elders then urged the youths to vacate the streets “as it is better to jaw-jaw rather than war-war.”