Despite political differences, Sanwo-Olu condoles with Funke Akindele on mother’s demise
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday expressed his condolences over the loss of the mother of Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele.
Sanwo-Olu, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile on Tuesday said it is often hard to find the right words at a time like this for someone who has lost a beloved person, noting that losing mothers is one of the deepest sorrows for man.
The Governor prayed for peace, comfort, courage and love for Funke, his immediate siblings, the Adebanjo and Akindele families as they go through a most difficult period of mourning of the dead.
He said: “My heart goes out to Funke, friends of the Adebanjo and Akindele families on the demise of their daughter, mother and grandmother, Dr. RB Adebanjo-Akindele who answered the ultimate call today, Tuesday 7th of February, 2023.
“Death of loved ones, whenever it happens, is usually a very painful episode but we must be consoled by the good life lived by the deceased person. We should relish in the beautiful memories the dead left behind for us.”
The Governor urged the PDP Deputy Governorship candidate, to be comforted by the good life that her late mother lived and continue to pray for the repose of Dr. RB Adebanjo-Akindele.
“On behalf of my family and the good people of Lagos State, I hereby express my heartfelt condolences to the entire families and friends of Adebanjo and Akindele.
“May God grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and the families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
Funke Akindele, who is still grieving the loss of her mother, has not made any public statements regarding the loss. The entire movie industry, however, has rallied around the actress, offering their condolences and support.