President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday arrived Ikenne, Ogun State, home of the late ex- Premier of the old Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, for the burial of his wife, Hannah Idowu Dideolu ( HID) Awolowo, who died in September 19 (1915 – 2015).
Dignitaries from all walks of life stormed were also in attendance.
President Buhari said the late Chief Mrs HID Awolowo earned all the accolades she has received.
Vice President Osinbajo led governors and ministers to welcome Mr. Buhari.
The inter-denominational service held at Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Kehinde Sofola Way, Ikenne, was graced by former heads of state, past and current governors, politicians, captains of industry, religious leaders and others. Even the common man on the street was not left out of the carnival-like funeral ceremony in the church and other places in the city.
Those that attended the interdenominational service were former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, ex- Head of the Interim National Government (ING), Chief Ernest Shonekan, ex-Chief of General Staff, Oladipo Diya, and the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his wife, Oluremi.