Former Ondo Governor Olusegun Mimiko Loses His Mother

Former Ondo Governor Olusegun Mimiko Loses His Mother

By Ima Matthew | Sub Editor on December 15, 2019
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His Excellency, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo State
His Excellency, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo State

Olusegun Mimiko, the immediate past governor of Ondo State, lost his mother, Madam Muniat Mimiko who passed away on Friday night after a brief illness.

Dr. Mimiko confirm the news to The Trent on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

The matriarch of the Mimiko family passed away at the age of 88 in her home in Ondo Town.

An influential community leader and successful trader, Madam Mimiko is survived by many children who include, Professor Mimiko, a former vice chancellor of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Professor

Iye Ruka, as she was fondly called, was honoured with several chieftaincy and religious titles in her lifetime.

In a swift reaction to her passing, Ondo Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, issued a statement mourning her death, describing her death as a great loss.

“Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on behalf of the government as well as the good people of Ondo State, shares this moment of loss with his school mate, friend of decades and immediate predecessor in office. Mr. governor considers Mama’s exit a personal loss,”

“Undoubtedly, her exit has created an irreplaceable vacuum in the family and her immediate environment. Nonetheless, our collective sense of fulfilment lies in the comfort of mama’s hardwork, high moral standards, discipline as well as prayers for her children.”

“With a deep sense of loss, Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on behalf of the government and the good people of Ondo State, shares this moment of loss with his school mate, friend of decades and immediate predecessor in office. Mr Governor considers mama’s exit a personal loss,” a statement signed Donald Ojogo, the commissioner of information and orientation.

“Undoubtedly, her exit has created an irreplaceable vacuum in the family and her immediate environment.

“Nonetheless, our collective sense of fulfilment lies in the comfort of mama’s hard work, high moral standards, discipline as well as prayers for her children.

“The government of Ondo State is particularly enthralled by the exploits of one of her sons, Olusegun, the former governor, whose shrewd intervention in the critical health sector is now a reference point.

“While appreciating God’s benevolence and grace of age on mama, our prayers are with the children and the entire family during this period of grief and personal loss of their beloved mother,” the statement ended.

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