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Gbajabiamila Condoles Awolowo’s Family Over Death of Rev. Tola Oyediran



The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed sadness over the passing away of Rev. Tola Oyediran, the eldest child of the late Premier of Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.


He said late Rev. Oyediran, who died at the age of 79, lived a fulfilled life, just like her late father.


Gbajabiamila said the late Rev. Oyediran was a beacon of hope to so many people, noting that her life was worthy of emulation.


“During her lifetime, Rev. Tola Oyediran dedicated herself to the service of humanity, just like her father. Indeed, hers was a life well spent.


“It is painful that we lost her to the cold hands of death at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with the Oyediran and Awolowo family at this moment of grief.


“I pray that the good Lord will rest her soul peacefully. I also pray that He gives the family the fortitude to bear this huge loss,” Gbajabiamila said.


The Speaker also sent his condolences to the Government and people of Ogun State over the loss.


Late Rev. Tola Oyediran, who until her demise was the chairman of the Board of Directors of African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN), publishers of the Tribune titles, passed away on Friday.


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