“Dr. Mrs. Tokunbo Awolowo,
I received the demise of your sister Mrs. Tola Oyediran with the greatest shock, pains and trepidation.
I was particularly pained because I know you both shared uncommon bond both as siblings and as scions of the late sage, Papa Obafemi Awolowo who spent his entire years to give Nigeria and especially the South West a great direction in good governance that is yet to be equaled.
I share in this your moment of grief and I can only wish you the Lord’s strength to bear this very painful passage.
As mortals, death is a debt we all owe and we cannot question the decision of the Almighty in times like this.
We are consoled by the good life she lived, the enviable character she exhibited and the family she left behind.
My family and I share in your pain and I pray that God should console you and the family she left behind.
Accept assurances of my highest esteem.”
Otunba (Engr.) Gbenga Daniel, FNSE, FNAEng,
Asiwaju Onigbagbo of Remo Christians,
Governor of Ogun State (2003-2011).