I jomu-Oro in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State witnessed a huge gathering of prominent leaders, monarchs, elders and other Nigerians on Thursday, May 13, 2021.
They were in the Igbomina town to honour one of their own and former Commissioner for Infirmation in Kwara State and Oloriewe of Oro Kingdom, , Oloye Raheem Adedoyin, who hosted the Fidau Prayer to mark the eighth day of the demise of his mother, Madam (Princess) Awawu Ajibike Adedoyin.
The late Madam Adedoyin transited on Friday, May 7, 2021 and was buried at Ijomu-Oro on the same day in accordance with Islamic practices.
At the event were the Deputy Governor of Kwara State, Kayode Alabi; the deputy speaker, kwara state house of Assembly, Hon. Raphael Adetiba, Former Member , Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Moshood Mustapha, Chairman, LUBCON, Alhaji Jani Ibrahim and All Progressive Congress (APC) stalwart, Senator Suleiman Makanjuola Ajadi.
The Oloro of Oro Kingdom, Oba AbdulRafiu Ajiboye Oyelaran1 led other monarchs and traditional chiefs to the well attended occasion.
Other high profile personalities in attendance at the eight days Fidau prayer which took place at the market square of Ijomu-Oro included Mallam Saliu Mustapha, Hon. Saliu Mustapha; Chief Wole Oke; Hon Yinka Aluko, SA to Kwara State Governor on Special Duties; Alhaji Tajudeen Adigun; member of Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon Felix Omotayo Awodiji; representatives of Kwara APC, Lagos State branch and members of Omo Ibile Igbomina led by its National President, Engr. Timothy Adebayo.
Also in attendance were popular Yoruba Actor, Lasun Ray, Titus Ashaolu, SAN, Chief Wole Oke, Hon. Layi Ayinde, Hon. Hassan Bagudu, Prince Shuaib Olanrewaju, new-reappointed commissioners Alh. Femi Whyte, Mrs Deborah Aremu and Mrs Remilekun Banigbe; former Commissioner Ben Duntoye Alh. Tajudeen Adeyemi, Mr. Sunday Abikoye, Chief Sunday Ibitoye; Mrs Gbemi Ebikuadje, High Chief Jide Adebayo, Alh. John Adegboye and Ahmed Akorede.
Delegation of Oloriewe’s classmates in Unilag led by Mr. Fred Ohwahwa and Oloriewe’s Premier Club, Aura Club 86 led by Alh. Tajudeen Adigun and other eminent personalities were present at the Fidau prayer
The eldest son of the deceased, the Oloriewe of Oro Kingdom and former Commissioner for Education in Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulraheem Adedoyin expressed profound appreciation to all present for attending the eight days Fidau prayer of his late mother.
Adeedoyin described the death of the mother, Princess Awawu Ajibike Adedoyin as a great loss not only to the family but to the entire Oro Kingdom.
Oloriewe mentioned that the late matriarch was a fantastic mother who imbibed in all her children hard work, discipline, love and fear of Allah during her life time.
He said the children would continue to carry on with the selfless service to humanity and to God among other good legacies his mother left behind.
Moshood Mustapha said Late Princess Adedoyin was a good mother not only her children, but to the entire children that came across her.
According to him, “late Mama never discriminated, she took us as her sons and she always gave us motherly advise that is presently assisting us in all our human endeavour.”
Mustapha admonished the children to continue to be upright and not to lose faith in Allah.
Another APC stalwart, Hon Saliu Mustapha in his remark thanked Allah for a life well spent by late Awawu Adedoyin, described her death as a great loss to the family.