The former governor of Bauchi Mallam Isa Yuguda has mourn and described the death of Mama Hanna Dideolu Awolowo popularly called HID Awolowo as a monumental lost to the country considering the fact that her motherly counsel will be missed .
In a statement signed and issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Deacon Ishola Michael Adeyemi, immediate past Governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda made available to newsmen in Bauchi at the weekend, commiserated with the immediate and extended families of the Awolowo as well as the government and people of Ogun State over the death of HID Awolowo whom he described as a virtuous woman, a loving and caring mother to all and above all God-fearing.
The statement said, while recollecting his meetings with her at their Ikenne residence on a few occasions, Isa Yuguda stated that he found in her a Woman who always wanted peace to reign above all things because according to him despite her advanced in age she will always tell those around her to foster peace at all cost.
The former Governor while condoling the Awolowo family urge them to take it with joy because Mama fought a good cause during her lifetime and so has gone to rest in heaven just as he called on the children she left behind to continue from where she stopped so that they too will have positive testimonies at the end.
Yuguda then prayed to God to give the African Newspapers of Nigeria Plc, publishers of the Tribune titles the fortitude to bear the loss as well as the courage to ensure that the standard of objectivity set while Mama was alive as the Chairman and Publisher was maintained because according to him it is only by so doing that the good name of the Awolowo Dynasty will remain indelible in the minds of Nigerians.