Peter Dada, AkureDe Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, extends condolences to the Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, on the passing of his mother, Evangelist Grace Akeredolu. Ms. Akeredolu died in her sleep on Thursday at the age of 90.
However, in a personal statement signed by the monarch and made available to our correspondent on Friday, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Adeyeye Michael, Aladelusi said it was painful that Mom had left, “however, it is worth celebrating because she had left to join the victorious saints.”
Aladelusi, the chairman of the Ondo State Council of Obas, described Mama’s life as an enviable one, as it was a pillar and a true reflection of a worthy disciple of Jesus, both in word and in character.
He said: “Late evangelist, Akeredolu, was undoubtedly a devoted Christian leader in all ramifications. She embodied the divine character of a virtuous woman during her lifetime.”
Likewise, the Ondo State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture has joined other Nigerians to offer condolences to Governor Akeredolu on the death of his mother.
The President of ONDOCCIMA, Mr. Olumide Araoyinbo, in a personally signed statement, described the death of the matriarch of Akeredolu as a tremendous loss not only to the family but to the entire state.
Araoyinbo said he and the entire business community in Ondo state pray to God to grant the governor and the entire Akeredolu family the strength to bear the irreparable loss.
“On behalf of myself, the Executive Branch and all members of the Ondo State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, I join other mourners around the world to offer condolences to our amiable Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, and the entire Akerdolu family upon the passing of their dear mother.
“Her passing at this time is undoubtedly a huge loss not only to the family but to the entire state of Ondo. While death is a necessary ending, we take comfort in the fact that Mom has lived a good life with many legacies.
“For us, her passing is a celebration of life and we believe Heaven has gained another angel. Our hearts are with you in the loss of your loving and devoted mother and we pray that God will give you and your family the strength to bear the irreparable loss.”