Olusegun Mimiko, the immediate past governor of Ondo State, has described the death of the mother of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Osun State governor, as an unavoidable end to a glorious life.
Mimiko in a statement on Tuesday, July 1, 2017 said “the demise of the much respected and celebrated woman was unavoidable because having lived well and bequeathed legacies, she, like all mortals, has to go one day”.
“The sad part of the demise is that like all great women who lived remarkable lives, she left family members behind who love her and is loved by her and who will sorely miss her and all that she represented,” Mimiko, who is also a former housing minister, said.
“Mama’s reputation as a kind hearted, charitable woman who showed love to her family, her God and all around her reverberate in all the messages and tributes that have poured in since her demise on Monday, and proves beyond doubt that a vacuum has been created that no one can fill,” the former Ondo governor said.
“Olukemi and I pray that Ogbeni, his siblings and other members of mama’s family will find strength to bear the sad loss and look on to God to fill the vacuum the demise left.”
Mama Olobi, as the late Alhaja Saratu Aregbesola is popularly called, died in the early hours of Monday, July 31, 2017 and has since been buried according to Islamic rites in her Ilesa, Osun State home.