Former and serving Governors, as well as past government functionaries thronged Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital yesterday for the burial of Madam Adunni Eweje-Obasanjo, the younger sister of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Madam Eweje, as she was fondly called, passed away on May19 at the age of 76.
Shortly after the funeral service which held at the Owu Baptist Church Totoro, Abeokuta, personalities across and outside the country converged on the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, venue of the burial reception, to condole with the ex-president.
Dignitaries at the hilltop mansion of Chief Obasanjo, included Oyo State governor, Sen Abiola Ajimobi; his predecessor, Otunba Alao Akala; former Osun State governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ade Abolurin; the newly elected president of African Development Bank (AfDB) and immediate past Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Adeshina and the immediate Senior Special Assistant to Ogun State Governor on Environment, Otunba Yomi Odunowo.
Others are Florence Ita-Giwa, Senator Andy Uba, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Bode Mustapha, and Iyalode of Yorubaland, Mrs. Alaba Lawson.
The Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, had in a message at the church service, described the late Eweje as a pillar of support to the former president, and himself.
Amosun said, “Baba and all of us are surely going to miss her. May her soul rest in peace”.