Former Governor of Ekiti State who is now Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi yesterday sent emotion ladden letter to the Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who lost his mother, Alhaja Saratu Aregbesola on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
The minister who refered the late Alhaja Saratu as Mama Olòbi said he was deeply saddened to receive news of her death and prayed for the repose of her soul.
Fayemi sympathised with Aregbesola, admonishing him to be strong in times like this when mortals must submit to the will of God, adding that the death of Alhaja Saratu Aregbesola was a “huge loss indeed.”
“More so considering how close you were to the dear departed who God used to bring you into this world. I however encourage you to look on the bright side and celebrate her life and legacy.
Recalling the crucial roles Alhaja Saratu played in the life of the governor, Fayemi said: “Mothers play a crucial role in character building and the nurture of the family unit which is the simplest but most crucial institution in any nation.
“Going by the glowing testimonies about Alhaja Saratu and the achievements of the great offspring she left behind, she is definitely worthy of celebration for performing her role as a mother creditably, to the glory of Almighty Allah (peace be upon Him), and the benefit of our great country.
“On behalf of the leadership and staff of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, I offer my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on this development.
“We join your family, friends and well wishers to thank the Almighty Allah (peace be upon Him) for a life well spent and to pray that He grants her soul Aljanat Firdous. We also pray that He grants you the fortitude to bear the loss.