Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, Thursday, sent a message of condolence to his Ondo State counterpart, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, over the death of his mother, Lady Grace Akeredolu.
Ortom, in the condolence message, said, “The death of a mother no matter the age is painful. The love and affection over the years is lost besides the void her exit has created in the family and the state.”
He however urged Akeredolu to take solace in the good deeds and memories of his mother that will linger on for many years to come.
According to Ortom, “Mama’s excellent record of humanitarian services, philanthropy and good neighbourliness unarguably endeared her to anyone who came in contact with her while she was alive. She has left her positive footprints in the sands of time.
”Your success story and those of your siblings bear eloquent testimonies that Mama was an ideal mother who inculcated good training, discipline and high moral standing on her children.”
He therefore encouraged Akeredolu and other bereaved members of his family to uphold those rare attributes of honesty, perseverance, hard work and service to God and humanity which stood ‘Mama out among her contemporaries’.
He prayed that God in His infinite mercies ‘grant the deceased eternal rest and give the family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss’.