Simeon Adebo’s wife dies 11 days to her 95th birthday

The family of the late Chief Simeon Adebo, the first Head of Service in the old Western Region, on Tuesday announced the death of its matriarch, Regina.

Adebo himself died on September 30, 1994.

He was also Nigeria’s permanent representative to the United Nations and of the commission set up to review wages and salaries of Nigerian workers after the civil war.

Addressing newsmen at the Adebo family house in Abeokuta, Ogun State, the second son of the deceased, Abiodun, said she died on Sunday morning, 11 days to her 95th birthday.

Abiodun said the burial arrangement had been fixed for June 8 and 9.

The children, he said, would miss their mother, adding that she influenced their lives substantially.

He said: “She was a counsellor to every member of the family, a great Christian and a prayer warrior.

“She was survived by three children, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Kiencke, Mr. Abiodun Adebo and Dipo Adebo.”