Former Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko, has lost his, 88-year-old mother, Madam Muinat Mosekola Mimiko.
Popularly called Mama Ruka, his mum died few hours after her son, Mimiko was honoured by the management of the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo for establishing the institution being the first in Nigeria.
Madam Muinat was from the Ogunsulie families of Ondo kingdom.
The ex-governor confirmed this news recently via his special Assistant on new media, John Paul Akinduro. He said, “88yr-old mother of former Governor of Ondo state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, Mama Muinat Mosekola Mimiko fondly called “Iye Ruka” has gone to rest. We will miss her dearly.”
May her soul rest in perfect peace.
Olusegun Mimiko, born 3 October 1954, is the senatorial candidate of the Zenith Labour Party for Ondo Central District. He is a Nigerian politician who served as the 16th, and fifth civilian, Governor of Ondo State, Nigeria, from February 2009, to February 2017. The first two-term governor of Ondo state and the first Labour Party governor in Nigeria, Dr. Mimiko was previously a federal minister for housing and urban development, a secretary to the Ondo State Government, and a two-time Ondo State Commissioner for Health.
Mimiko was born and raised in Ondo Town, Ondo State, South West Nigeria. He developed an interest in politics at a young age. His political career began at medical school in the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), where he was a member of the Students’ Representatives Council (Parliament) and served as the public relations officer of the International Students’ Association of the institution from 1977 to 1978.
Rahman Olusegun Mimiko, also known as Iroko, was born on October 3, 1954, at Ondo Town in Ondo State, Nigeria. His father, Atiku Bamidele Mimiko, was the son of Pa Famimikomi, a son of Chief Ruwase Akinmeji and a grandson of High Chief Adaja Gbegbaje of the Ondo Kingdom. Mimiko’s father was a sawmill manager and a cocoa plantation farmer. He was also a social commentator of national and global developments and a philanthropist. His mother, Muinat Mimiko (née Ogunsulie) was a trader until her retirement. In 1990, Mimiko married Olukemi Adeniyi who studied French language at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. They have four children.
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