Immediate past President of the Senate , Senator David Mark has sent a message of condolence to the late sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s family, the government and people of Ogun state and Nigerians at large on the passage of Chief (Mrs) H.I.D.Awolowo.
Senator Mark in the condolence message described the matriarch of the Awolowo family as a dependable pillar who stood to be counted when it mattered.
In a statement signed by Paul Mumeh,Media Assistant to the Senator, Mark noted late Mrs . Awolowo was an ideal mother of Nigeria adding that she consistently stood up to offer useful guidance to Nigerians especially during trying times.
According to Mark: ” our mama ( Mrs Awolowo) was always there for us. At several challenging times, she never denied or shied away from offering tangible advice . Her counsel always saved our nation from the precipice.
” Unarguably, we shall miss her wise counsel, honesty, unwavering commitment to the ideals of nation hood, sense of wisdom and humour. She has left a big shoe that would be difficult to fill.”
For her immeasurable contributions to the development of the nation, Senator Mark suggested that both the federal and Ogun state government should immortalise Mrs. Awolowo.
Senator Mark prayed that God in His infinite mercies grant her eternal rest just as he prayed the Almighty to give the immediate family the fortitude to bear the huge loss.