South-African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo, hascommiserated with the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi over the passing away of his mother, Madam Dorcas Aina Fayemi.
Madam Dorcas Fayemi died on Sunday evening at the age of 83 years.
The High Commissioner who was at the Governor’s office in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday said though the passing away of Madam Fayemi was a great loss to the State, she died “a happy woman“, seeing her son in office and the good work he is doing in Ekiti.
Signing the Condolence register, Mamabolo wrote: “To the Fayemi family and people of Ekiti, we hope you are comforted by the knowledge that she lived a full life. May her soul rest in perfect peace.”
The South African Envoy who was accompanied by his Counsellor Political, Thandi Mgxwati added that he had “come here with my colleague also to join the many others who are consoling and also comforting you”, adding that the life which the late Madam Dorcas Fayemi lived was worthy of emulation.
Earlier, the State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Maishainu, his Deputy, Abubakar Adamu Mohammed and the State Comptroller of Prisons, Mrs Patricia Omeneh among others were at the Governor’s office to express their condolence.
The Deputy Governor, Mrs. Funmi Olayinka, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji (Dr) Ganiyu Owolabi and other top government officials had earlier thronged the Fayemis’ Isan-Ekiti family home to commiserate with the Governor and the entire family. They were received by Dr Fayemi and his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi.
Meanwhile, the Onisan of Isan Ekiti, Oba Sunday Ajiboye has described the death of the Governor’s mother as a great loss; saying that the role she played during the three and a half years when the Governor was in the court to reclaim his mandate as well as her motherly role in the community during turbulent times could not be overemphasized.
The monarch said the death was nothing but painful because she left for the great beyond at a time she was needed the most; describing her as a fulfilled mother.
“It is very painful that she went away at a time when we needed her most. We thank God for a fulfilled life; she is a mother in a million. She rose up to the challenges most especiaslly during the turbulent period. She stood firmly behind us and she was consistently praying for us and the reclaiming of our stolen mandate,” Oba Ajiboye said.
Isan, Governor Fayemi’s home town, was in a mourning mood yesterday, with many residents trooping in in large numbers to the Governor’s family house to commiserate with him and his siblings.
Saturday, August 30 2014, 7:10 am
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