The matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty, Hannah Idowu Dideolu (HID) Awolowo who stood with foremost politician and first Premier of Old Western region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, died a pious Christian she was known for while alive.
The Yeye Oodua of Yorubaland, who would have been 100 years old by November 25 this year died with song of praise in her mouth.
According to her first daughter, Mrs Omotola Oyediran, she said her mother spent five minutes with her family, had her routine daily chores – meetings, prayers among others, before she breathed her last by 3:05pm
“Mama died as gloriously as she lived, she spent the day in the company of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
“She shared a precious five minutes with them when she went in to pray for them as they met to plan her centenary birthday.
She died a couple of hours later as she had always wished, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grand children.” Oyediran concluded