The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter has joined other sympathisers to console with Governor Seyi Makinde and his family over the passing away of their mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
Mama Abigail Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday 15th of October 2020 at the age of 80.
In a condolence message signed by Oyo SWAN Chairman Niyi Alebiosu and the Association’s Secretary Adewale Tijani, the umbrella body of sports writers in the pacesetter state noted that Governor Makinde’s mother lived a fulfilled life.
“We’re not mourning but celebrating the end of a well spent life. The demise of woman who died at the ripe age of 80 after witnessing the achievements of her illustrious children cannot be called a tragedy”, Oyo SWAN noted in the condolence message.
The Association adds” we believe that the passing away of the octagenarian who bore and raised a Governor and other achievers should be marked with thanksgivings”.
Oyo SWAN prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased.
The Association, while congratulating Governor Makinde and his siblings for surviving their mother, advised them to emulate the virtues of their mother.