Mother to Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Reuben Abati, Madam Maria Taiwo Abati is dead. She died at the age of 81.
Announcing her death on behalf of the family, Dr. Reuben noted that funeral arrangements of the deceased will be announced soon.
Madam Abati, a devout Christian, 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 and was popularly known and addressed as Mama Adunni or Mama Sunday.
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 and Mr. Lanre Abati, an Economist & Chartered Accountant. She is also survived by her twin sister, Madam Victoria Kehinde Olude.