Monday, November 2

HID Awolowo to be buried in a white dress she kept for 36 years

Chief Mrs Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo who died on 19th September at the age of 99, will be buried on Wednesday 25th November, 2015 in a white damask fabric she bought and kept about 36 years ago for the purpose of her burial.

Her daughter, Reverend (Mrs) Tola Oyediran, revealed this to journalists. Her statement below....

“Mama in her unique way had kept a white damask to be laid in her casket whenever she died since the day she stopped her fabric sales business. And if I am not mistaken, I think she stopped selling fabrics around 1979; meaning that since then, she had kept that damask for that purpose. That is her wish and it will be like that."

She further stated that Mama will be covered in a gold coffin which will be acquired from the United States of America. She will be buried adjacent to her spouse, the iconic Nigerian politician Obafemi Awolowo inside the Awolowo catacomb in the family compound in Ikenne, Ogun state.

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