Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has stated that Mama Limotalai Arapaja, mother of the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja, lived a fulfilled life.
He noted that the proofs of the good life she lived and the good legacies she left behind are Amb. Arapaja and his siblings.
The governor stated this on Wednesday at the 8th Day Fidau for Mama Arapaja, held at JOGOR Event Centre, Ibadan.
He said: “I greet the dignitaries and everyone present here for this event today.
“We thank God for this celebration of life. We cannot question the will of God on her passing at 95.
“For those who are here who didn’t know Mama, I believe you know her products, Ambassador Arapaja and his siblings. Their good deeds towards humanity have brought everyone of us here for this celebration.
“That means Mama lived a fulfilled life and has left good products behind.
“It is our prayer that God grants repose to her soul.”
The event had in attendance the Acting PDP National Chairman, Ambassador Iliyas Damagum; a former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola; former Oyo State Deputy Governors, Engr. Hamid Gbadamosi and Alhaji Hazeem Gbolarumi.
Also in attendance were the PDP National Vice Chairman (South-West), Chief Kamorudeen Ajisafe; co-chairman of the Oyo State Elders Council, Dr Saka Balogun; chairman of the Oyo State Advisory Council, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN) and members of the Council, including Senator Monsura Sunmonu.
Top government functionaries who attended the event with the governor included the Chief of Staff, Hon. Segun Ogunwuyi; Commissioner for Public Works and Transport, Prof. Dahud Shangodoyin; and Special Adviser to the Governor on Budget and Economic Planning, Hon. Simeon Oyeleke, among others.
Sulaimon Olanrewaju
Special Adviser (Media) to Oyo State Governor
July 3, 2024.