Governor Seyi Makinde loses mother

Governor Seyi Makinde and her mother, Madam Abigail Omojolagbe Makinde

The mother of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Madam Abigail Omojolagbe Makinde, breathed her last on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

Madam Makinde, who died at the early hours of the day, celebrated her 80th birthday last year November, making it only a few days to her 81st birthday.

L-R: Mr Sunday Makinde; Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde; his wife, Tamunominini; the Governor’s mother, Madam Abigail Makinde; Barr Muyiwa Makinde and Mr Kayode Makinde during the 80th birthday thanksgiving service of Governor’s mother, last year November in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital

Governor Makinde, had, during the celebration of the 80th birthday of his mother last year November, described her as a blunt person.

ALSO READ: Pastor Adeboye declares support for #EndSARS protests

During mama’s 80th birthday celebration, Governor Makinde said: “While growing up, when I saw other kids being given Christmas presents and I went to my mother to request for mine, she would tell me if I did not receive such presents yesterday, definitely I didn’t deserve them today.

“So, she is blunt to a fault. She says things the way they are and I think I took a little bit of that. We planned big for this birthday, but mama did not let us have it the way we have planned for it.

“When I asked her why, she replied that when my father turned 75, we had a big birthday event for him and he died one year after. So, I think Mama is not ready to die.

“At 80, my mother is actually not growing old but only getting matured. I pray that she will have many more fruitful years on the surface of the earth.”