Soyinka, others pay condolence visit to Odumakin’s widow


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Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, on Wednesday paid a condolence visit to widow of late Afenifere Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, at their residence in Omole area of Lagos.

Soyinka described late Odumakin as a persistent and brave fighter.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the late Odumakin, 56, died on Friday after battling with respiratory problems occasioned by COVID-19 complications.

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Prof. Wole Soyinka and wife of the late Afenifere Spokesman, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, during a condolence vsit to the Odumakin family residence in Omole Estate, Lagos on Wednesday

In the condolence register, Soyinka said: “Farewell to a doughy fighter”.

Similarly, a former Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Dimeji Bankole, said late Odumakin struggled for human rights and lived till end.


“Thank you for everything and rest in peace,” he prayed.

According to a veteran Nigerian broadcaster, Mr Bisi olatilo, “Odumakin left the way strong people leave.”

NAN reports that Soyinka and others were all received by his widow, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, also rights campaigner and president, Women Arise. (NAN)


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