Amosun mourns olori gbadebo

Former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has mourned the passing of Olori Taiwo Yetunde Gbadebo, describing her as a woman of substance who made invaluable contributions to the development of Egbaland, Ogun State, and Nigeria.

Penpushing reports that Amosun in a statement of condolences through his media aide, Bola Adeyemi disclosed that the deceased, widow of the erstwhile Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adesina Samuel Gbadebo II died on Tuesday, 20 February, 2024 at 96.

The former Governor pointed out that the late Gbadebo will be remembered for her meritorious teaching career and service to the nation, particularly her unblemished records as a Resident Electoral Commissioner of (FEDECO) in charge of Rivers and Lagos States in the 1970s.

Penpushing further reports that the statement added that the deceased was a patriotic Nigerian who served selflessly and discharged herself creditably well during the most critical periods in the history of our nation.

‘As an Electoral umpire, she did not allow material gains to becloud her sense of commitment and service to her fatherland. She was an epitome of impeccable character, hard work, and selfless service’, Amosun wrote.

‘Beyond her great exploits in public service, Olori Yetunde Gbadebo was, at some point, a key player in the Egba Traditional Institution such that the history of Egbaland would be incomplete without a generous mention of the significant roles the Gbadebo family, which she was an integral part of, played and continues to play.  She stood firmly with her husband, Oba Adesina Samuel Gbadebo II, and was instrumental to his successful reign as the Alake of Egbaland’, the statement reads.

‘Olori Gbadebo’s service in the Lord’s vineyard was unrivaled. Her life and times was devoted to the propagation of Christianity. It gladdens my heart that she started preaching the gospel at the tender age of 16, and she remained resolutely committed to her belief till she breathed her last at the age of 96’.

Penpushing also reports that Amosun while condoling with the Gbadebo royal dynasty particularly the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the departed Olori, enjoined them not to mourn, but rather give thanks to God for the grace of longevity which she enjoyed and the enduring legacies that she left behind.

The former Governor in the condolence message prayed that the Almighty God would grant her eternal rest, and give the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

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