The President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government (FG) has declared that it would play a very active role in the burial of the late HID Awolowo.
The President who made this known on Sunday through a delegation to the Ikenne country home of the Awolowos also used the opportunity to commiserate with the entire Awolowo family, the yoruba people, Nigerians and Africans at large.
The delegation which was led by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, said, “We have this to say that Mama had lived to fulfil the saying that ”˜behind a successful man, there is a successful, strong, courageous and bold woman.’
“Mama lived an exemplary life for the Yoruba people. Our regret in government is that Mama did not live long enough to see the transformation that this country will undergo with the active participation of her son-in-law, with the active participation of her granddaughter, so, this is something that saddens us.
“Had she waited one or two years, I am sure she would have left this world a very, very happy woman indeed because the fulfilment of what she stood for and what her husband stood for would have finally come to fruition.
“On behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, who has also offered to participate in all activities leading to her final interment, if Awolowo family is gracious enough to give him the opportunity so to do, the Federal Government mourns our departed mother.”