Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has expressed shock over the sudden death of Chief (Mrs.) Titi Ajanaku, who died Wednesday evening at the age of 76.
Prince Abiodun described the late Otun Iyalode of Egbaland as a foremost political activist and woman leader, an astute administrator who served the State meritoriously as the Chairman of the old Abeokuta Local Government Area and the nation at large at the Federal Executive Council.
“I received the news of the demise of this great woman with shock and unbelieve.
Mama Ajanaku was a woman of many parts. A trained Nurse, an activist fighting the course of women, a politician of high esteem and a great philanthropist.
“Mama Ajanaku as her name implies in Yorubaland, treaded were even men feared to tread. In politics of Ogun State and even Nigeria, she was a colossus, being the first woman in Nigeria to be elected a local government chairman and a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party.
“We will miss her particularly now that all hands are needed to build our future together. Though she is no more, we are happy that she lived an impactful life, a life of service to God and humanity”, Abiodun said.
The Governor noted that the death of the former Special Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo on Women Affairs, has created a vacuum which would be difficult to fill, adding that the State and his administration in particular, would miss her services, wise counselling and advice.
While praying God to give the soul of the late Otun Iyalode of Egbaland eternal rest and the family the fortutitude to bear the irreplaceable loss, Prince Abiodun urged them to imbibe her exemplary life of service to God and humanity.