Kogi Speaker Mourns Chief (Mrs.) Julie Ade-Cole, Iyalode of Oweland
Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Prince Matthew Kolawole has received with grief and sadness the devastating news of the demise of one of the finest Kabba (Owe) patriotic amazon, a Nigeria’s Foremost Politician, Gender Rights Advocate and former Special Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo on National Assembly Matters, Chief (Mrs.) Julie Ade-Cole, Iyalode of Oweland who was called unto glory at the age of 75.
The Speaker described her death as a monumental loss to Kabba Community, Okun nation, Kogi state and the Nation at large and a big blow to humanity, noting that she remains one of the few individuals who can go extra miles for others to be comfortable.
Speaker Kolawole stressed that Mama Julie Ade-Cole is a personality that can give everything she has to please others, noting that her contributions to the overall development of not only Okun nation, Kogi State and Nigeria are laudable and will not be forgotten in haste.
He said her activities distinguished her among her peers. No wonder she was part of Nigeria’s delegation to Beijing China in 1995 for Conference on Gender Equality and one of the co- founders of National Council for Women’s Societies in Nigeria and an outstanding scholar as a former lecturer in Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin.
The Speaker, on behalf of his family, Kabba/Bunu State Constituency, members of the 7th Assembly, management and staff of the Kogi State House of Assembly wish to deeply commiserate with the immediate family of Chief (Mrs.) Julie Ade-Cole, the Obaro of Kabba and the people of Okun nation for the demise of our worthy amazon and jewel of inestimable value, prayed that God will grant us the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
The Speaker prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased.
Chief Press Secretary to the Honourable Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly