Everything is being put in place to give the late Matriarch of the Awolowo family, HID Awolowo who died on Saturday, September 19, at her Ikenne home a befitting burial.
The remains of the Yeye Oodua will be interred beside her husband, the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, inside the mausoleum specially built by the family. Grave diggers are reportedly at work on the site, and mausoleum is wearing a new look.
Reports also has it that since HID Awolowo’s corpse was brought back to Ikenne on Monday evening, having been taken to Lagos and Ibadan, it has continued to enjoy special treatment. Her clothes were changed every day by undertakers so she could look resplendent in the fabrics, mostly sewn into traditional iro and buba, with headgear to match.
Guests who came to the house could see her through a glass casket, on a special stand.
Ikenne is already wearing a new look to receive special guests from all walks of life for her final interment on Wednesday, November, 25, which would have been her centenary birthday celebration.