The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has expressed sadness over the death of the mother of the State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.
Naija News reports that Alhaja Sikirat Odumosu had died at the Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilisan Remo, Ogun State on Thursday after a brief illness. She was aged 88.
Reacting in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary on Friday, Obasa commiserated with the Lagos police boss over his loss.
The Lagos Assembly Speaker noted that even though Alhaja Odumosu left at a relatively old age, her demise is still painful.
He urged the police commissioner to take solace in the fact that his mother played a vital role in moulding him and his siblings into becoming successful positive contributors to Nigeria.
According to Obasa, the late octogenarian was a religious woman who lived a good life.
He added that this should be a consolation for the family, friends and community where the deceased hailed from.
“Be consoled by the fact that you had a great woman as a mother. The result of her contributions reflect in your success as a police chief today.
“I share in your grief at this time, but I know that mama has played her role well both as a religious woman and as one with a moral uprightness.
“On behalf of the Lagos State House of Assembly and all those we represent, I express our sympathies to you and encourage you to remain strong at this trying period.
“I also pray that God grant Alhaja Odumosu Aljannah Firdaus while granting the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the loss, amen,” Obasa said.