Odofin Igbogbo, Hon. Akinsola Bury Mother In Grand Style
By Kunle Adelabu
By all standards, the death, burial and the outing service/grand finale ceremony of Late Elder (Chief) Mrs Comfort Alake Onasanya (Nee Seidu) popularly called ‘Maami’ by all and sundry while alive was truly a celebration of life for an unequalled and caring mother.
Late Chief (Mrs) Onasanya, was the mother of the Odofin of Igbogbo, High Chief Tajudeen Alade Duduyemi Onasanya and the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Tourism & Culture, Chief (Hon) Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola, Jpil. Other children of the Late Chief Comfort Onasanya are Alhaja Wosilat Abeni Bolowotan and Mrs Beatrice Olufunke Basirat Bakare. She was also survived by grand children, great grand children and great agreat grand children.
She was born on 17th September, 1925 and died peacefully in her sleep on the 26th day of March, 2016. She was 90years. Her burial service at United African Methodist Church Cathedral, Igbogbo, was attended by the State and local government functionaries, traditional rulers among others. She was interred at Odofin Estate, Agunfoye, Igbogbo.
To fully celebrate the life of mama, her children who are major players in traditional, political, academic and business sectors called back guests for Outing Service/Grand Finale on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at United African Methodist Church Cathedral, Igbogbo.
The Supervising Bishop, The RT. Revd Mofunlewi B.W. Jpil., the Supervising Bishop of Igbogbo Circuit in his sermon titled, ‘Heaven” enjoined the congregation which included the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode represented by his wife, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State, Chief and Mrs Henry Ajomale and wife and the Ayangbure of Ikorodu, HRM Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi and his Olori, to use their positions to make life meaningful to others and serve God if they are to make heaven.
Quoting copiously from the Bible passages among which were Mathew 18:10, 2 Corinthian 5: 1-10, Revelation 14: 23, Matthew 25:1, Luke 15:7, Revelation 7: 16-17 and Roman 8:18, the Presiding Bishop stated that “Heaven is a place of rest, joy, righteousness, and glory and where there is no death and sorrow”.
While commending the children for their cares for mama while alive, he asked them to emulate the worthy life she lived and that they should use their positions to serve God and impact on others.
Other dignitaries that attended the Outing Service/Grand Finale party were Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr (Mrs) Oluranti Adegbile, the Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. SOB Agunbiade, FORMER Deputy Governor, Lagos State, Prince & Mrs Abiodun Ogunleye, Chairman, Lagos State House Committee on Science & Technology, Hon. Nuru Solaja, Sen, Oluremi Tinubu represented by Mrs Adekanye Ayinke, Sen. Gbenga Ashafa represented by Mrs Olusanya, Hon. Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hon. Lola Akande, Hon. Commissioner for Establishment, training & Pension, Commissioner Benson Akintola, Member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Femi Olulade, the Ojora of Lagos, Oba Abdulafatai Aremu Aromire represented by his wife, Olori Aromire, the Olubeshe of Ibeshe, HRM & Olori Oba Richard Ogunsanya, wife of the Ayangbure of Ikorodu, Olori Shotobi, the Obateru of Egbin, Oba Akeem Oyebo Oriyomi represented by his wife, Olori Oyebo, former Commissioner for Agriculture, Lagos State, Aspa Kaoli Olusanya, former Secretary to the Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Lorunfunmi Basorun represented by wife, Chief (Mrs) Basorun, former Head of service, Prince Segun Ogunlewe and APC Chieftain, Chief Dele Olowu.
Others were the Deputy Majority Leader, Lagos State House of assembly, Hon. Muyiwa Jimoh, Commissioner for Youth & Social Development, Uzamat Akingbile-Yusuf, Special Adviser on Health, Dr Olufemi Onanuga, Olisa of Ikorodu, High Chief Zaccheous Odusoga, Olisa of Ijede, High Chief Alliu Musediku, Members of Adeboruwa-in-Council, Members of Alajede-in-Council among others.
After the Outing Service, the State Functionaries, local government officials and All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftains and members were entertained at the Police Barracks Playing Ground, Ikorodu, while the traditional rulers, other important guests and family members were entertained at the Odofin’s house in Agunfoye and Igbogbo.
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