Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu were among dignitaries who on Saturday attended the burial of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s mother.
Grace Akeredolu was buried in Owo, Ondo State. She died at the age of 90 on September 15, 2022 at her residence in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
The funeral service held at St. Andrew Anglican Church, Imola, Owo.
Other dignitaries present were Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebamiji; minister of state for science And technology, Senator Olorunmbe Mamora; and members of the Ondo State House of Assembly led by the speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun.
Others include former Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, and his wife; Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun; Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State; former Ondo governor, Olusegun Mimiko; Bisi Akande; and Senator Ibikunle Amosun among others.
In his remarks, President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by Osinbajo, said the life of the deceased deserved celebration.
Buhari said, “Today is a day of great joy. We have reached where we must celebrate one of the greatest legacy. It is a time to celebrate Mama because of the great deeds. The life of Grace Akeredolu is a life worthy of celebration.
“She lost her husband at the age of 50 and lived up to 90. She brought up her children. She made a great effort at raising four boys.
“She did very well indeed. We must thank God because not only did she bring up her children well but all of them are successful.
“What we must celebrate most is her service to God and mankind. We celebrate the life of a great woman; a woman who served God well and her community.”