Awolowo Foundation plans to immortalise HID
THE Obafemi Awolowo Foundation yesterday expressed sadness over the death of its chairperson, Hannah Idowu Dideolu (HID) Awolowo who died on Saturday, September 19, 2015.
In a statement signed by the Executive Director of the Foundation, Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu, the organisation said it would soon inaugurate a new Foundation “to celebrate the successes of Mama HID as well as her contributions to family values, entrepreneurship and perseverance in the face of adversity.”
The Foundation hereby informs the general public that an HID Awolowo Foundation will be inaugurated shortly to celebrate and commemorate in perpetuity the outstanding contributions of Mama HID to family values, entrepreneurship and perseverance in the face of adversity,” the Foundation said.
Although the details and fine points of this initiative are being worked out, it takes no great insight to appreciate the synergy between the values that Mama stood for and exemplified and the legacy of the sage, from which the Foundation has derived its core mandate and competencies.
It is pertinent to recall Mama’s fortitude and exemplary forte in keeping the faith both at a time when her husband was unjustly persecuted by political authorities and in the years since the sage passed on. It ought to be remarked that her business acumen, organisational intelligence and hardwork stood her in good stead throughout her remarkable life.
It is in recognition of these virtues and the need to underline the careers of role models and visionaries in a morally adrift generation that the HID Awolowo Foundation is being instituted under the aegis of the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation,” the group further said.