Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan has expressed shock at the demise of the Vice Chairman of Tribune Newspapers, Chief Oluwole Awolowo, stating that he has lost an elder brother.
In a statement made available to Blank NEWS Online by Felix Ofou, his press secretary, the governor also noted with concern the impact of the death on the matriach of the family, Mama H.I.D. Awolowo.
Governor Uduaghan described the late Oluwole Awolowo as a humble, easy going and focussed personality who spent almost his entire life for the good of humanity.
“Not once throughout my continued encounter with him did he betray emotions of being born with a silver spoon. Unless you are told, you won’t know he was the first son of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. He was simple, humble and very focussed. He was not one to be associated with triviality”, he added
The Delta Governor said the junior Awolowo helped to cement his relationship with Mama H.I.D such that today he can boast to be among the very few recognised by the matriach as one of her children.
“It is against this backdrop that I am concerned about the impavct of the death on Mama. Though she has demonstrated strong and unqualified resilience in the face of adversity, I am bothered at this twist of fate”n he noted.
Uduaghan expressed condolence eith Mama, the Awolowo family, the Nigerian Tribune and the Ogun State Government affected by the death and prayed God to grant repose for the soul of the deceased.