Publisher dedicates book to Makinde’s mother, plans presentation to governor


Governor Makinde

By Valentine Amanze

Journalist and the publisher of YORUBA TOOTO newspaper, Mr Kunle Babarinde, has dedicated a 355-page historical book written in Yoruba language to Abigail Makinde, the mother of Oyo State Governor, Oluseyi Makinde, who died on October 15, 2020.

The is to honour women, who gave birth to famous and glorious sons in the South West, Nigeria.

The book, which comprised the history of prominent towns in Yoruba land like Ile-Ife, Oyo, Ibadan, Modakeke and how Ilorin was founded and lost by the Yoruba to the Fulani was edited by The Association of Yoruba Language Lecturers in Colleges of Education and has received wide endorsement and encomium.

On the book, the publisher said that it would be presented to the governor soon.

While commending the book and its initiative, Gov Makinde’s elder brother and head of Aigbofa’s compound (Makinde’s family compound in Ibadan), Barrister Olumuyiwa Makinde, who is also the Jagun Olubadan of Ibadan land hailed the author and described the gesture as one which the Makinde’s family would forever appreciate.

It was gathered that the book would soon be received by Gov Makinde who has been occupied with the just concluded PDP national convention as the secretary of the convention planning committee.


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