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The Nigerian Tribune Publisher, Chief Oluwole Awolowo has passed away at a London hospital at the age of 70.
Reports say, the son of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, died “following complications arising from a car crash that occurred on September 30, 2006.”
A statement from the African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) Plc, publishers of the Tribune titles partly reads: “He had been in and out of hospital, home and abroad, since he was involved in the
ghastly accident seven years ago on the Lagos- Ibadan Expressway.
“Despite his health challenges following the accident, the late Awolowo devoted his life to the service of God and was deeply involved in evangelical activities. In the past four years. He authored a Christian column, OBA’S LECTERN, in the Sunday Tribune.
Senator Mark in a condolence message to the government and people of Ogun State as well as the family of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, said the news of the death of Evangelist Oluwole was saddening.
He said the late media guru was an erudite administrator, who lived a Godly life with love and passion for humanity. He was a courageous and outspoken Nigerian.
I recall with nostalgia the tenacity of purpose portrayed by late Evangelist Oluwole. "He never discriminated against friends, workers and even relations. When the mantle of leadership fell on his shoulder even at early stage of life, he stood firm and made a greater impact. The Unbreakable as fondly called by associates, has passed on. We are pained and saddened but what can we do.
"This is purely the will of God Almighty as death is an inevitable end of all mortals. We have once again lost a rare gem, kind, considerate and selfless Nigerian." Mark lamented.
The Senate President however sympathized with the government of Ogun State and the Awolowo family, most especially, Mama HID, on this painful loss and prays God in His infinite mercies grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest.
Meanwhile, Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba socio-political group mourned the death of the son of the late sage. Afenifere’s statement issued by its spokesman,Yinka Odumakin said Chief Wole Awolowo’s death is a big pain and loss to “all of us who are followers of the late sage.”
President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has lamented the death of the Publisher and Vice Chairman of the African Newspaper of Nigeria, publisher of Nigerian Tribune titles, Evangelist Oluwole Bolade Akanni Awolowo, describing his death as a painful exit.