Dignitaries from all walks of life on Wednesday stormed the Ikenne, Ogun State, home of the late ex- Premier of the old Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, for the burial of his wife, Hannah Idowu Dideolu ( HID) Awolowo, who died in September 19.
The inter-denominational service held at Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Kehinde Sofola Way, Ikenne, was graced by former heads of state, past and current governors, politicians, captains of industry, religious leaders and others. Even the common man on the street was not left out of the carnival-like funeral ceremony in the church and other places in the city.
Those that attended the interdenominational service were former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, ex- Head of the Interim National Government (ING), Chief Ernest Shonekan, ex-Chief of General Staff, Oladipo Diya, and the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his wife, Oluremi.
Also in attendance were former governors of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba and Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Otunba Subomi Balogun, ex- Lagos governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande and his Ondo State counterpart, Niyi Adebayo.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, some senators, Governors Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo) Ben Ayade ( Cross Rivers) , Jubrilla Bindiow (Adamawa), Rauf Aregbesola ( Osun), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Minister of Health, Prof. Wole Adeosun, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu and business mogul, Aliko Dangote, were also in Ikenne to pay their last respect to the matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty.