ONE YEAR AFTER: "I Miss My Mother Dearly" – Tinubu

Leader of All Progressive Party, APC, Bola Tinubu, a year after the demise of his mother, speaks of how much he misses her.


Tinubu and mother, Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji

He made this emotional statement, yesterday, during the one year remembrance ceremony of the mother of former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji who was the Iyaloja General and President General of Market Men and Women in Nigeria until her death.

Tinubu said: “I miss my mother dearly but I know that all of you who have come here today are there for us. All those who have come here today, I pray that your son will also achieve greatness.”

Prominent Nigerians and All Progressive Party, APC members stormed Lagos for the one year remembrance ceremony one-year fidau prayer which held in Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, Lagos among those at the ceremony were Governor Babatunde Fashola, former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Others were Deputy governor of Lagos State, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, a member of the House of Representatives, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, former interim chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande, first lady of Osun State, Mrs. Serifat Aregbesola, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Justice Utman Muhammad, retired judge of the Supreme Court.

Also in attendance, were Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas, Speaker of the Lagos and Oyo states House of Assembly, Mr. Adeyemi Ikuforiji and Mrs. Monsurat Sumonu respectively, Hon. James Faleke, among others.

On the legacy of the late matriarch, Faleke in an interview said “The greatest legacy she left behind was to be the mother of all. For instance, I am not from Lagos but she accepted me as her son. Throughout her life time, I was very happy that I had someone like that as a mother.

“I learnt from her how to pray and how to love everyone. I miss her prayers dearly and the role she played as a mother to all.”

The late Mogaji, died on June 15th, 2013 at the age of 96 in her house in Lagos.

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