Former governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, yesterday, lost his mother, Mrs Muniat Mimiko(nee Ogunsulie).
The matriarch died in her home in Ondo, headquarters of Ondo West local government area of the state. Former Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the ex-governor, Eni Akinsola, confirmed the death of Mrs Mimiko.
The deceased was a community leader and successful trader who bagged different chieftaincy and religious titles.
Details of her burial will be announced by the family members.
The deceased is survived by other children including Prof. Mimiko, a former vice chancellor of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko.
In a related development, Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has described her death as a great loss.
A statement by the commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, said, “Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on behalf of the government as well as the good people of Ondo State, shares this moment of loss with his school mate, friend of decades and immediate predecessor in office. Mr. Governor considers mama’s exit a personal loss.
“Undoubtedly, her exit has created an irreplaceable vacuum in the family and her immediate environment. Nonetheless, our collective sense of fulfilment lies in the comfort of mama’s hardwork, high moral standards, discipline as well as prayers for her children.”