Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Thursday commiserated with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on the death of his mother. Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, expressed that the late Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu was a strong supporter and pillar of her son, the Ondo State governor.
The late evangelist, mother of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, died peacefully in her sleep early on Thursday at the age of 90 years.
The Lagos governor urged his Ondo State counterpart, his family, friends and entire people of Owo and Ondo State in general to preserve the legacy of love and prayers left behind by the deceased.
The governor also urged members of the Christian community to immortalise the good name of the late nonagenarian and her service in God’s vineyard.
“On behalf of the State Government, good people of Lagos State and my adorable wife, Ibijoke, I sympathise with my brother, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on the demise of his beloved mother and matriarch of the family, Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu.
“I also send my heartfelt condolences to all the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family members and entire people of Owo and Ondo State over the death of Mama Akeredolu.
“Mama was a strong supporter and pillar of Gov. Akeredolu and without any iota of doubt, she contributed to the success of all her children as a principled, disciplined and committed mother,” Sanwo-Olu said.
He maintained: “As an evangelist, she served God and humanity passionately, using her gift and talent to win souls for God and minister to people around her.
“She was an apostle of God and remained committed to God till her passing on Thursday.
“The elderly and wise counsel of Mama would be sorely missed.
“I pray God will grant the deceased eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”