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Obaseki lauds Iyayi as family, friends pay tributes at funeral


Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki. AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki yesterday described late industrialist, Dr. Efianayi Iyayi, as an icon, who lived a life of selfless service, hard work, honesty and integrity.

Addressing journalists at Egba Community, during the funeral ceremony, Obaseki assured that the state government would immortalise late Iyayi.

“We acknowledge what he has done for us. As a people, we have to ensure we immortalise him. We are here to celebrate his life and pay tributes to him. With the attendance here, you can see that the late Iyayi was truly an Icon,” he said.

Obaseki urged the children to emulate their late father by using the skills, knowledge and experience they acquired from him, adding that Iyayi lived a great and fulfilled life.


Eldest son of the deceased, Dr. Caesar Iyayi, said he was humbled by the life his father lived and expressed appreciation to family members, friends and dignitaries, who supported the family.

He said members of the family would work together and care for one another to ensure that everyone succeeds.

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