Monday, 1 April 2013

President Jonathan Pays Condolence Visit To The Awolowo Family (PHOTOS)

 President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday in Ikenne, Ogun State, promised to stand by the children of the late Publisher of the Tribune Newspapers, Chief Oluwole Awolowo.

Jonathan said this when he paid a condolence visit to the Ikenne home of the Awolowos to condole with the family over the death of Chief Oluwole Awolowo.

The President, who arrived at the Ikenne country home of the Awolowos at exactly 2:55p.m in a military chopper marked NAF 571 and was chaperoned into the compound of the late sage by Ogun State Deputy Governor, Segun Adesegun, was received by former governor Gbenga Daniel and other family members of the Awolowos.....More pics after the cut:

Jonathan commiserated with the mother of the deceased, Chief HID Awolowo and stated that Oluwole’s death was painful to all Nigerians, because his mother is still alive.

The President also thanked the family for accepting him as part of the Awolowo political dynasty, pledging that his administration would stand by the children of the deceased.

“On our part, we will continue to be members of the family and any little thing that God has given us the privilege to do for the children, they are my children and my brothers. It is painful but God knows best and we pray that you don’t experience this again and God will see you through. Mama, I’m your son, I will continue to be with you,” he said.

Responding on behalf of the Awolowo family, Mrs. Tola Oyediran said the family was grateful the President for identifying with them at such a difficult period.

“Even when we thought it was too big for us to carry, you are there to help us carry the load. We did not think at all that you would come and see us. What you have done today will remain forever in our hearts and we pray for you and your entire family that you will never know sorrow in Jesus name,” Oyediran said.

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