Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi has commiserated with former Osun State Governor and former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, over the death of his wife, Madam Omowunmi Akande, who passed on Tuesday.
Dr Fayemi, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Yinka Oyebode, said the passing of Madam Akande was sad and devastating.
The Minister described the late Madam Akande as a truly virtuous woman, a pillar of support to her husband and a humble, loving and compassionate woman who related well with family, friends and political associates of her husband.
“Mama was not only a devoted mother to her biological children, she was a mother figure to Baba’s many political sons and daughters. She was an advocate and adviser whose words of encouragement and counsel were quite invaluable”, Dr Fayemi said.
The Minister said Madam Akande, like her husband, was very much concerned about the peace and well-being of the country, especially the masses.
“Our condolences to Baba Akande and to the entire family on the passing of mama. Our prayer is that the Lord would comfort the entire family and grant the departed eternal rest.”, The statement added.