Ojo Peter, Ibadan
Sources at her family compound in Idi- Arere area of Ibadan and her Bodija residence, said she died in the early hours of today.
Being an Iyalode, she is the representative of women in the Olubadan-in-council which has 11 members ( the Olubadan as the head and 10 other high chiefs, including Iyalode).
Alhaja Abiodun during her life time was referred to as the Obabinrin meaning the female kin of Ibadanland. She combines wealth with power. The tall, beautiful and elegant woman is a ‘talk of the town’ everywhere she goes.
She became the Iyalode of Ibadan following the demise of the former Iyalode, Chief Mrs Wuraola Akintola. Alhaja Aminat Abiodun was announced as the new Iyalode of Ibadanland in August, 2007 and installed on the 19th day October, 2007, as the 13th Iyalode that will ascend the throne in the history of the ancient town, rising through the ladder as Jagun Iyalode of Ibadanland, from 19 71 to her present position, almost 36 years after she began her journey.
A strong and successful businesswoman, Abiodun has not only been prominent, she was still very active despite her age. Just like some of her predecessors, especially the likes of Efunsetan Aniwura and Humuani Alaga, Alhaja Abiodun has always sided with the masses.
Sources further hinted that she would be buried tomorrow in accordance with the Islamic rites