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Despite Being An Appeal Court Judge, My Mom Was Humble To A Fault -Sir (Arc) Muyiwa Ige

Architect Muyiwa Ige...
Architect Muyiwa Ige...

My mother, Atinuke Omobonike Ige (nee Oloko) was a special person, and one thing that actually comes to the fore is the fact that she was not only nurturing but she was full of humility and that was priceless. I mean, to be a justice of the Court of Appeal but when you meet her she was very, very well grounded. She was humble almost to a fault – she was the very first female lawyer in Ibadan-land, in 1959- and to still be very humble? That was priceless, and she injected that in us, that has always stayed with us. There was one time I only got into trouble ever in my life, my mum spanked me and said “Omo toni iya oun oni sun oun na oni foju kan oro” (The child who says his/her mother will not sleep, he/she will not catch sleep), she went further and said “Ranti omo eni ti iwo nse” (Remember the child of whom you are). And I have never forgotten that.

Architect (Sir) Muyiwa Ige, former Commissioner for Lands and Urban Planning in Osun State

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