Dr. Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, lost his mum, Madam Maria Taiwo Abati on Thursday. She was aged 81. The President’s aide, in statement on behalf of the family, gave a sketch of her biography: “Mama Abati, a devout Christian, a very kind and loving person was born on 7th August 1931. She was born into the family of late Pa Samuel Jobo Arowotadina and late Madam Elizabeth Efundunke Arowotadina of Ijemo, Abeokuta.
“She was a trader at Kuto Market for many years. She was popularly known and addressed as Mama Adunni or Mama Sunday.
She is survived by children, grandchildren and great grandchildren including Dr. Reuben Abati, Mr Robert Abati, a Geologist with Dangote Cement, Mr Ralph Abati, a banker with Fidelity Bank Plc and Mr Lanre Abati, an economist and chartered accountant. She is also survived by her twin sister, Madam Victoria Kehinde Olude.
The statement also said a funeral arrangements would be announced later.