Engr. Rauf Olaniyan, the Deputy Governor of Oyo state has expressed his condolence to Engr Seyi Mankinde on the passing away of his mother.
In a media statement signed by Omolere Omeetan, Senior Special Assistant Media to the Deputy Governor, Olaniyan noted that “It was with sadness that I heard of the demise of Mama Abigail Makinde, mother of the Executive Governor of Oyo state, my brother and boss.”
The Deputy Governor said that “Mama’s death is particularly painful to me because ever since I came in contact with her, she always treated me like a son. She was always very warm and pleasant towards me just as she was to all that came into her path while she was with us.”
“Even though Mama’s departure is sad and painful to all who knew her, we however take solace i the fact that she lived an examplery life worthy of emulation. She will continue to live on in our hearts.
“We are thankful to God for Mama’s life, for the love and pleasant memories she left us and more importantly, we are deeply grateful to her for allowing God bless Oyo state through her.
“We thank her for Engr. Seyi Makinde and other illustrious children who God blessed us with through her.”
Olaniyan remarked that “Though we are in grief that Mama Abigail Makinde has left us, we however rejoice over a life well-lived and are thankful for the love and beautiful memories shared. “