By Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
The governor of Ogun state, Prince Dapo Abiodun has condoled with the immediate past senator representing Ogun East, Sen Buruji Kashamu over the passage of his mother, Mama Wulemotu Kashamu, at the age of 96 in Lagos on Wednesday saying it was with a great sense of loss that he received the exit of the Kashamu’s matriarch.
According to statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Prince Abiodun said “at 96, Mama lived a fulfilled life. But no matter the age, the loss of one’s mom is bound to be painful and emotionally distressing”.
Gov Abiodun described Mama Kashamu as “ a quintessential woman of virtue who was privileged to sire great children like Senator Kashamu among other successful siblings. This gives a sense of fulfillment,” he added.
“She was a pillar behind the successes of his children. A respected businesswoman, caregiver and home – maker, Mama’s strength of character has been given expression by Sen Kashamu and his noble siblings”, Governor Abiodun noted.
The governor said that as a Christian, he knew that the physical journey on earth would end some day, no matter how long anyone lived, adding that the major consolation lies in the quality of life Mama lived.
Prince Abiodun further added that Mama was not just a practicing Muslim, but a mother who trained her children well and who imparted her disciplined disposition on all of them.
“Mama was indeed a role model and shining example of high morality, courage and integrity. Her memories would continue to fill the hearts of her loved ones”, the statement said.
While praying that God Almighty strengthens Sen. Buruji Kashamu, his siblings and the entire family members and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss, the governor admonished the family to accept his sincere condolences, that of members of his immediate family and the good people of Ogun State in general.