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Mama HID Awolowo is a Mother of the Nation and Pillar of Politics- Omoworare.
Chairman of Senate Committee on Rules and Business, Senator Babajide Omoworare representing Osun East Senatorial, Osun state has joined millions of Nigerians to mourn the departure of the 'political amazon and matriarch of the Awolowo family', Mama Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo who died at the age of 99. .
Omoworare in a statement signed by his Media Assistant, Tunde Dairo on Sunday, said Mama Awolowo was a true reflection of the popular saying that “behind every successful man, there is a woman”.
The Senator said that mama HID provided a strong pillar of support for the political vision and dynasty of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, saying that she stood by him through the thick and thin.
He said: “Her values and virtues became clearer after the departure of our father and her husband Chief Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo, Mama carried on graciously with the family and the political empire of great Awo to the best of her capacity.
"Mama HID Awolowo remains a model for women across divides in Nigeria, Africa and the entire human race. She is indeed a mother of the Nation, her ceaseless involvement in the quest to make Nigeria great, developed and politically stable, which have always been the dreams of her husband testified to this."
Omoworare urged Nigerian women to emulate the deceased, give their husbands maximum support to succeed in their careers and other endeavors while making personal marks and gathering courage to keep the flag flying always.
“Sincerely Mama's unwavering support for her husband and deep involvement in his political activities surely sustained her to this very old age and informed her active political roles without old age as a barrier” Omoworare said.
Senator Omoworare equally extended his sympathy to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, his wife and family. in his words, Omoworare sent his condolence to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his lovely wife Dolapo Osinbajo, a grandchild of Mama HID Awolowo, he prayed that the Osinbajos will find courage in God and consolation in the quality of life lived by mama HID.
Senator Omoworare prayed that God Almighty gives the family, friends, Awoites, the Yoruba Nation and Nigeria the needed fortitude to carry through the sober period and sustain the legacies jointly left by Papa and Mama Awolowo.