The Iyalode of Yorubaland, Chief Mrs Alaba Lawson has commiserated with the family of the late female politician, Chief Mrs Titilayo Ajanaku who died in her private residence in Abeokuta, on Thursday December 5, describing the death as a shock and sad to her.
Lawson, in a condolence letter written to the family and dated December 9, said Ajanaku will be remembered as a keen philanthropist, stressing that her exit was a great loss to Ogun State and Nigeria in general.
She wrote: “It is with great shock and sadness that I learnt of the passing away of the Otun Iyalode of Egbaland, Chief (Mrs) Titilayo Ajanaku. A political colossus who, despite being a female, dominated both the social and political landscapes in Nigeria striding both worlds with ease, dexterity, finesse and poise.’
Lawson, who recalled that the deceased was the first woman to be elected as a Local Government Chairperson in Nigeria, was able to leave an indelible mark in a man’s world, stressing that her legacies have continue to be a source of enlightenment and inspiration to all.
‘’Chief Mrs Titilayo Ajanaku was the first woman to be elected as a local government Chairperson in Nigeria. She will also be remembered as a keen philanthropist. Her exit is indeed a great loss to Ogun State and Nigeria in general’, Lawson emphasized.
“I pray that the Almighty God Jehovah grant her family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. May Mama’s marvelous legacies which she has bequeathed to our generation continue to be a source of enlightenment and inspiration to us all.”
The women leader in Yorubaland, added in the letter to the bereaved family, thus: “On behalf of all women in Egbaland and Yorubaland both at home and in diaspora, please accept my sincere condolences.”