By Mike Adeyemi
The secretary of International Press Institute (IPI) and former Kwara State Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Raheem Adedoyin, has lost his mother, Awawu Ajibike Adedoyin to the cold hand of death.
Madam Adedoyin, a princess of Oro Kingdom and former chairperson of the Omonigbehin Women Groups in the kingdom, died early Friday in her resident at the age of 90 years.
Many friends, colleagues and top government functionaries within and outside the state have mourned the late nonagenarian and commiserated with the Adedoyin, a veteran journalist who pioneered Transport reporting in the country with The Guardian newspaper.
Meanwhile, Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has commiserated with former Commissioner for Information Raheem Adedoyin over his mother’s death.
In a condolence message issued by Rafiu Ajakaye, the Governor said: “We have once again lost a great mother and a consummate women community leader whose contributions to humanity were known in the ancient Oro kingdom.
Having repeatedly interacted with Mama, including on her 90th birthday, her greatness is seen not only in the clarity of her thought process even at that advanced age but also in the quality of her offsprings who are leaders in their own right.
“On behalf of my family, the people and government of Kwara State, I commiserate with the Oloro of Oro Kingdom, the entire Adedoyin family especially the Oloriewe of Oro Kingdom Alhaji Raheem Adedoyin. I pray the Almighty Allah to forgive Mama and grant her al-Jannah Firdaus.”
By Mike Adeyemi