On Sunday, Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu who is the youngest daughter of the late Awolowo Matriarch, HID Awolowo informed journalists who had thronged the Ikenne country home of the Awolowos that her late mother breathed her last in her arms on Saturday.
Mama’s youngest daughter added that her late mother’s death was unexpected, with a further position that the family was planning her centenary birthday celebration.
Awolowo-Dosunmu also argued that her late mother was devoted to God until her death. The youngest daughter who is Nigeria’s former Ambassador to Holland maintained that the family was happy over the praises late HID had been receiving sequel to her demise on Saturday afternoon.
According to the former Nigerian Ambassador to Holland, “She was in high spirits before she left us and didn’t give us room to suspect the contrary as she kept praying for us.
“Whether she had a premonition about her death, we will never know for sure as she kept singing and praising God. It was her voice while praying that we heard last.
“That moment was huge and we are glad to receive her final blessings. Mama eventually breathed her last in my arms.
“I will miss her wise counsel and motherly care. I am sad that she could not live to mark her 100th birthday scheduled to hold on November 25, 2015.
“This is very sudden for us. If anyone had told us that Mama would breathe her last yesterday (on Saturday), we would have argued till thy kingdom come.
“I am still trying to come to terms with the fact that she’s gone. I feel very disappointed and wished she had the opportunity to see how much she meant to everyone.
“She was a kind and loving mother. I never thought Mama could leave us so suddenly. There was no sign. She attended the meeting in preparation for her centenary birthday. I was disappointed that the preparation for her 100th birthday was cut short.”