Reports reaching us is that, the matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty, Chief (Mrs) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo is dead. According to naij chief H.I.D died at the age of 99.
Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo (November 25, 1915 – September 19, 2015), popularly known as HID, was born to a modest family in the small Ikenne community of Ogun State in Nigeria. She is the widow of politician Obafemi Awolowo, who famously referred to her as his “jewel of inestimable value”. She was also a successful business woman and astute politician. She played an active role in the politics of Western Nigeria. She stood in for her husband in the alliance formed between the NCNC and the AG, called the United Progressive Grand Alliance (UPGA), while he was tried and jailed.
May her soul rest in perfect peace..