As friends, family members and colleagues mourn with the chairman of the Lagos State National Union of Road Transport Workers, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, on the death of his mother, he is not lowering his guard against the containment of coronavirus.
His Mum, Alhaja Abebi Zinatu Akinsanya died around 7am on Thursday April 30, 2020 in Lagos at the age of 87 years.
The late Alhaja Zinat was said to have observed the Solatul Subh (Morning Prayer) before she passed on.
The Janazah (interment) was held at the Akinsanya’s Lagos home near Ejigbo NNPC in accordance with the Islamic rites.
In a statement issued on Thursday via his Instagram handle, MC Oluomo announced his mum’s death, thanked everyone who sympathized with the family but barred visitors until further notice.
The statement which was signed by Akinsanya’s media and publicity team reads:
“Innalilah wahina ilaehi rojiun”
Alhaja Abebi Zinat Omotonwo mother of the Chairman, NURTW Lagos State Alhaji Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya *MC Oluomo* has passed away early dis morning.
The aged woman who was Muslim until her death passed away peacefully in her residence located at NNPC She will be buried today in line with Islamic rites at her residence. The members of the family however appreciate everyone that has been calling to condole with the family since the news filter out.
They appreciate their concern and uses this avenue to inform them that the burial will be attended strictly by family members Only.
We appreciate and understand that there are so many people who would have loved to pay their last respect to our late Mother Alhaja Abebi Zinat Omotonwo but will be unable to do so due to the present ban on large gatherings.
Please no visitation is allow for now, phone call or text messages will be appreciated. Thanks for your understanding and Cooperation.
May Allah accepts her soul,” (sic)
Alhaja, Iya MC, as she is fondly called, had four children and was a pillar of support to her children especially MC Oluomo.
On his part too, MC Oluomo has always adored his mum and told anyone who cared to listen that his pillar of greatness in life is his mum.
He demonstrated this love seven years ago when Alhaja clocked 80 years old.
Throwing a grand soiree in Lagos, it was a gathering of the crème of society and the roll call of politicians who stormed the venue was quite intimidating.
There was much to eat and drink and the sourvenirs given to guests remained on the lips of Lagosians.
Compered by Alhaji Alabi Pasuma and Mada Kofo, everyone still talks about Alhaja’s 80th birthday party.
Indeed, MC loves his mum. There is no Mother’s Day that he would not talk about her. His last post on her was in 2019 when he revealed that his mum was his greatest teacher.
“My mother was my first & greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love & fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love,” he posted on twitter and Instagram.
In fact, during the Women’s Day of that year, he also spoke about the women who made his life unique. Still citing his mum, MC Oluomo wrote,
“He saluted his wives, mother and daughters.
On his Instagram page, MC Oluomo, who is known to have dated, married and divorced some actresses in the Yoruba movies industry, wrote:
“Cheers to all WOMEN in the world, most espeacially my mother , iya mi Abebi sinat, my lovely dearlyn wivies, Daughters, beautiful mother in the world and all my female staffs , female fans home and abroad.
I thank you, O Lord, for the gift of Motherhood.
May those blessed with or not children be granted the gifts of courage, perseverance and good health.
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY.” (sic)
Indeed, he is still in shock and wrote a few hours ago, “Alijannah firdaus mami still in shock miss u so much mami🙏🙏🙏”