The eldest child and daughter of the Premier of Southwest Region, late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Reverend (Mrs) Tola Awolowo Oyediran, is dead. Oyediran, the wife of Professor Kayode Oyediran, former Vice-Chancellor of University of Ibadan and an old boy of King’s College, Lagos died yesterday without showing any symptoms of illness.
Like her late mother, Chief (Mrs) Hanah Dideolu Awolowo, who died about two months to her 100 years birthday, Oyediran also passed on yesterday two months away from her 80th birthday anniversary scheduled to hold on December 1.
Until her demise, Mrs. Oyediran was the Chairman, Board of Directors of African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN), publishers of Tribune titles.
She was fondly known as Mama Ibadan. A family source said she did not show any sign of illness except for old age. “She was still hale and hearty till yesterday night,” the source said.