Mrs. Abigail Makinde, mother of Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, is dead. She passed away in the early hours of today, Thursday, October 15, 2020.
A statement signed on behalf of the family by Jagun Olubadan, Barr. (Chief) Muyiwa Makinde, said: “Though Mama gave no indication of any sickness, she slept peacefully in the Lord at the age of 81, in the early hours of the day at her Ibadan home, 7B, Oyeleke Street, Ikolaba, Ibadan.
“While we appreciate the Almighty for sparing her life thus far, we must confess that we will sorely miss her counsel, motherly role and impact on the lives of her children and the grandchildren.
“We will equally miss her impactful role as a stabilizing force in the family, her community and especially Oyo State, which is currently being governed by her son and our brother, Engineer Seyi Makinde.
“We sincerely appreciate the prayers and condolences of our numerous well-wishers.”