The deceased’s eldest daughter and mother-in-law to the vice president, Mrs. Omotala Oyediran, told the federal government delegation that the family would duly inform the country about the time for the burial.
Meanwhile, a short service was held in the family chapel, Efunyela Hall, in honour of the late matriarch. It was conducted by the officiating ministers from the Diocese of Remo (Anglican Communion).
A minute’s silence was observed in her honour during the service conducted under the leadership of Venerable Emmanuel Adegbuyi, who urged those in attendance to utilise their resources, time and name in the promotion of humanity as the deceased did in her lifetime.
Adegbuyi, who is the Dean of the Cathedral of St. Paul’s, Sagamu, told the congregation that Mama Awolowo “respected time in all her doings in life.”
“Time and tide wait for no one and there is time for everything. A time of birth and departure. We should all make good use of our time and that we can see in the life of Mama Awolowo.
“We thank God for the way God gave her the opportunity to maximise her time. This should serve as a lesson to all of us that we should make good use of our time because we shall all give account of our stewardship one day,” he said.