23rd May, 2013
The Abati family of Abeokuta has announced the death of its matriarch, Madam Maria Taiwo Abati. She was aged 81.
Madam Abati, a devout Christian, was born on 7 August 1931. She was a trader at Kuto Market for many years.
She is survived by children, grandchildren and great grandchildren including Dr. Reuben Abati, Special Adviser (Media & Publicity) to President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr Robert Abati, a Geologist with Dangote Cement, Mr Ralph Abati, a banker with Fidelity Bank Plc and Mr Lanre Abati, an Economist & Chartered Accountant. She is also survived by her twin sister, Madam Victoria Kehinde Olude.
The family in a short statement promised to announce the funeral date later.