H.I.D Awolowo To Be Buried In Gold Casket, With Her Relic 36-Year-Old Damask Cloth

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The Wife of Late sage, Obafemi Awolowo, Mrs H.I.D Awolowo, who died on September nineteenth, will be buried in a gold casket, The News reports.

HID AwolowoDaughter of the late Mrs H.I.D Awolowo, Reverend Mrs. Tola Oyediran has revealed that her late mother will be buried in a golden casket and with a relic damask cloth which the departed had purchased for that purpose 36 years ago.

“Mama in her unique way had kept a white damask to be laid in her casket whenever she died since the day she stopped her fabric sales business. And if I am not mistaken, I think she stopped selling fabrics around 1979; meaning that since then, she had kept that damask for that purpose. That is her wish and it will be like that.” she said.

Oyediran also revealed that Mama will be covered in a gold coffin which will be acquired from the United States of America.

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She will be covered adjacent to her spouse inside the Awolowo catacomb in the family compound in Okenne, Ogun state.

Her final interment is scheduled for the 25th of November, which would have been her hundredth birthday.



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