Death, the inevitable debt everyone owes has come to claim Alhaja Abibat Mogaji, the President General, Nigeria Association of Market Men and Women and mother of the former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Hammed TinubuThe Iyaloja general, as fondly called was during her life an epitome of greatness in all ramifications. Known for her undying love and effort for women empowerment, Mama was also a strong political figure who saw politics as means of meeting the needs of the needy.Mama was a mother to Bolatito Ahmed Akanbi Adekunle Tinubu who was born at Ebute Awo, Mosalasi Jumat, in the heart of Lagos. Bola Tinubu was born into families of warriors on both paternal and maternal sides - Tinubu and Magaji. The legendary Amazon of Lagos, Madam Tinubu was one of the forebears of his father. She wrested autonomy from the colonialists and fought the European traders to a standstill. The large Tinubu family owned Kakawa up to Popo and Tinubu areas of Lagos.His father was an activist member deeply involved in the Awolowo political struggles. He was a doting and religious father. He engaged an Alfa (Islamic tutor) to teach Bola and his siblings Koran verses at home after school hours. Bola's mother, Alhaja Abibat Mogaji, who much later in life became the doyen of market associations, evolved into a legendary example of courageous leadership and political activism. The story of Ahmed Tinubu's early and youthful life was closely intertwined with that of his mother with whom he largely grew up. As a wife and mother, she was a great role model. She was obedient, faithful and submissive to her husband who it was said she loved dearly. Described as an epitome of motherhood, she came to be known as Iya Gbogbo (mother of all). Alhaja Abibat not only cared for her own children, but offspring of relatives and others close to her benefited a great deal from her motherly attributes. She was a disciplinarian, never sparing the rod; she gave good up-bringing to her children. Late Alhaja Abibat Mogaji was among five eminent women who were honoured at the 2002 National Women Conference held in Lagos between 2-4 October, 2002.Alhaja Mogaji was honoured for her acknowledged role in women empowerment, alongside Mrs. Mobolaji-Johnson, wife of Brigadier Mobolaji-Johnson (retd), former military governor of Lagos State, received the award at the Eko Le'Meridien Hotel, Victoria Island.Mama was also honored with doctorate degree by the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria during its 50th anniversary in recognition of her unrelenting effort towards empowering women across the country.Alhaja Abibat Mogaji died on Saturday, 15th June, 2013 and was buried on 16th June according to Islamic rites.