Governor Adams Oshiomhole says the death of Publisher of the Tribune Newspapers, Chief Oluwole Awolowo is painful.
In a condolence message to the matriarch of Awolowo family, Chief (Mrs) HID Awolowo, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Peter Okhiria, Oshiomhole said: “I learnt with rude shock and grief news of the death of your son and scion of the Awolowo family, Chief Oluwole Awolowo. On behalf of the people and Government of Edo State, I offer my heartfelt condolences.
“We share in the grief and pain of the Awolowo family at this very difficult period, knowing how closely knit the family is.
“Oluwole upheld the Awolowo name till the end and kept the dream of the sage alive through his prudent management of the Tribune newspapers. He will always be remembered for his forthrightness.
“Much as his death is painful to bear, we urge you to take heart and trust that the Lord whom he served faithfully cannot be wrong in His judgment. Be consoled by the fact that he devoted his life to the service of God and mankind and has gone to rest with the Lord.
“While we commiserate with his immediate family, we pray God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.”