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Ogun gov’s father, Pa Emmanuel Abiodun, goes home today


Mother of Ogun State Governor, Mama Victoria Olaitan Abiodun (left); Governor Dapo Abiodun; his wife, Bamidele and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu during the Christian wake in honour of the governor’s late father, Dr. Emmanuel Abiodun, at Iperu Remo…yesterday.

The remains of the father of Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, Pa Emmanuel Abiodun, will be buried today at the Cemetery of St. James Anglican Church, Iperu-Remo, Ikenne Local Council of the state, by 11:00 a.m.

The burial rites for the late educationist and community leader, who passed on at the age of 89, began on Tuesday with a service of songs organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Remo Area/Ogun State and the Women Organisation, Iperu Anglican Churches, in Iperu-Remo.

Bishop of the Ijebu South West Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Babatunde Ogunbanwo, said secret of a good life of any human being is service to humanity, noting that the death of a righteous soul is precious to God Almighty.


The cleric, in his sermon, titled, “Why the Desire to Die like a Righteous”, said the late Emmanuel Abiodun lived a life of service that clearly indicated that there is humility in service to humanity.

In his remarks, Dapo Abiodun, while appreciating the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for organising the service of songs for his late father, said that a life of service could be achieved by acts and actions of the people.

The remains of Pa Abiodun were laid at the secretariat of Akesan Iperu Club 1954, the social club he belonged to while alive.

The President of the club, Chief Jide Sosan, described him as someone who was very passionate about human development and that of his community.

Also at the Christian wake attended by eminent personalities across the country, tributes were poured on Pa Abiodun who was unanimously described as a great teacher who left an enduring legacy.


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