By Kayode Fasua
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, have commiserated with the Chairman of Premier Lotto, Chief Kessington Adebutu, over the death of his wife, Mrs. Rosemary Adebutu.
Mrs. Adebutu died on Saturday, January 9 in Lagos.
In a passionate letter to the billionaire lotto magnate dated Monday, January 11, and released by his Media Office in Lagos, Tinubu prayed that God grant Papa Adebutu and those left behind by the deceased the strength to live on after her.
The former Lagos governor said: “I’m deeply saddened by the news of the passing of your beloved wife, Mrs. Rosemary Adebutu. By way of this letter, please accept my heartfelt condolences.
“The passing of our loved ones is always painful and difficult to live with. We must, however, take such developments as the will of God and accept it in good faith.
Governor Abiodun has also commiserated with Adebutu, popularly known as Baba Ijebu, over the death of his wife.
This is contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kunle Somorin, in Abeokuta.
“The death of your dear wife is a severe blow on all of us who knew her, and a harder blow on you as her husband, friend and confidant. Words cannot adequately convey my heartfelt sorrow over Mama’s death, for she was a kind and beautiful soul who spread love to all who encountered her,” the statement quoted the governor as saying.
The statement said the governor recalled that the late Mrs Adebutu was a great philanthropist and businesswoman in her own right. “She not only supported but funded some of the altruistic projects for which her husband’s foundation was credited, including award of scholarships, free medical activities to less privileged, building and renovation of school buildings, hospitals, mosques and churches for the masses in her lifetime”.