Osun state Government has expressed shock over the demise of the wife of Chief Bisi Akande, the former governor of the state, Mrs Omowumi Akande who died on Tuesday.
In a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Adelani Baderinwa on Wednesday said Mrs Akande died at a private hospital after slight illness in Ibadan.
Baderinwa said the news of Mrs Akande’s death was shocking and sudden.
“Mama was a wonderful woman who will be missed by many who know her. The government and people of Osun commiserate with Chief Bisi Akande and the family at large. We pray to God to accept her soul and rest her in peace”, he said.
The commissioner prayed to God to give Akande and the family the fortitude to bear the loss of their lovely wife and mother.
Meanwhile, the family has announced tomorrow as burial for the departed mother aged 73 years.
According to a statement signed by Mr Femi Akande, said the remain of the deceased would be laid to rest at Ila-Orangun, the country home of Chief Bisi Akande.
The statement reads: “The families of Chief Bisi Akande, the Asiwaju of Ila Orangun announces the passing to glory of our matriarch, Chief (Mrs) Omowunmi Akande. “Our mother slept in the Lord at 4:30pm on Tuesday 11th July 2017.
“Aged 73 years, she will be buried at 10am tomorrow 13th July 2017 at Ila Orangun country home of Chief Bisi Akande. May her soul rest in peace Amen.”