Monday, December 30, 2013

Daughter’s death: Jonathan, Amosun, Aregbesola commiserate with Prof. Soyinka

President Goodluck Jonathan has extended his condolences to Professor
Wole Soyinka and other members of the Soyinka family on the death of
the Nobel laureate's daughter, Iyetade at the age of 48.
In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant, SSA, Media, Dr.
Reuben Abati the president noted that Iyetade's death at such a young
age must be quite painful for Professor Soyinka and his family.
President Jonathan prayed that God Almighty will comfort Professor
Soyinka and all others who mourn his late daughter.
Also, the governors of Ogun and Osun states, Senator Ibikunle Amosun
and Ogeni Rauf Aregbesola, respectively, yesterday, commiserated with
Africa's first Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and his family
on the death of his daughter, Dr. Iyetade Soyinka.
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun in a statement by his
Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mrs. Funmi Wakama, described the
death of Iyetade as most unfortunate and regrettable.
"It is most unfortunate that the cold hands of death has snatched away
Dr. Iyetade Soyinka at the prime of her life, when her knowledge and
expertise would have been invaluable to her immediate family and the
society at large.
"Our heartfelt sympathy goes to Professor Wole Soyinka and his family
at this trying period, although we know that only God can comfort
him," the governor said.
Amosun, who also extended his heartfelt condolences to the mother,
children and other family members of the deceased, prayed to almighty
God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in his own condolence, described the death of
Iyetade as untimely and sad.
Iyetade, 48 and mother of two, passed on Sunday while receiving
treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
Aregbesola said it was a sad occurrence for the deceased to have left
at her prime when she was most needed by his immediate and extended
family as well as his state and country.
A statement by Aregbesola's Director, Bureau of Communications and
Strategy, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, who said there was nothing as painful
for parents to lose their child, asked the Nobel laureate take the
unfortunate incident as an act of God.

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