Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sympathised with actress and movie producer, Funke Akindele over the death of her mother.
The Nollywood actress and deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Funke Akindele, lost her mother Dr. Adebanjo-Akindele on Tuesday.
In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu prayed her soul rest in peace.
The statement read: “My heart goes out to Funke, friends of the Adebanjo and Akindele families on the demise of their daughter, mother and grandmother, Dr R.B Adebanjo-Akindele who answered the ultimate call today, Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
“On behalf of my family and the good people of Lagos State, I hereby express my heartfelt condolences to the entire families and friends of Adebanjo and Akindele.
May God grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and the families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
Also, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abdul-Azeez Adediran, aka Jandor prayed that God comforts Funke and gives her the grace to bear this inestimable loss.
Taking to his Facebook page, Jandor wrote: “There are few tragedies as personal as the passing of a beloved family member. The grief leaves a vacuum that cannot be filled, and we are only left with the legacy they left behind and the memories we have of them. In the months I have worked with Funke Akindele, I have been inspired by her unwavering commitment to family values and the connection she shares with her loved ones, especially her beloved mother.
I want to share my deepest condolences with the Akindele family, and take solace in the fact that Funke got to share so many wonderful years with her mother, repaying the sacrifices she made so Funke could become the woman she is today, respected across the nation as a woman with unassailable values. I pray that God comforts Funke and gives her the grace to bear this inestimable loss, and the resources to continue to honour her beloved mother’s legacy.”