Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, lost his mother, Abigail Makinde in Ibadan on Thursday morning. She was 80.
The news of her passing was made known to newsmen by family sources on Thursday morning.
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The governor has been receiving condolence visits, with many describing the late octogenarian as a mother for all, whose absence would be greatly felt.
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The state government is yet to make an official statement about the death, but it was learnt that an official statement would come from the government later.