Sunday 20 September 2015

H.I.D Awolowo Dies At 99: Tinubu, Aregbesola, Fayemi & Ambode At Awolowo Family For Condolence

Following the announcement of the death of HID Arowolo yesterday, the family has been receiving condolence visits from different people and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed TInubu, Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Kayode Fayemi and Governor Akinwumi Ambode also paid their visit earlier today to the family.

Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo (née Adelana), popularly known as HID, was born on November 25, 1915 to a modest family in the small Ikenne community of Ogun State in Nigeria.

She was the widow of the late politician Obafemi Awolowo, who famously referred to her as his "jewel of inestimable value".

A successful businesswoman and astute politician, she was the First Lady of the old Western Region. HID played an active role in the politics of Western Nigeria. She stood in for her husband in the alliance formed between the NCNC and the AG, called the United Progressive Grand Alliance (UPGA), while he was tried and in jailed.

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