Remembering a rare gem: David Bayode Aina (1940 – 2000)
Sir: Today, we mark the 20 years remembrance of our dearly beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, benefactor and philanthropist, the late David Bayode Aina, an engineer.
Today, the indelible marks, the legacy and the good work you left behind still resonate with us. Great men are few and far between. They come in a generation, tread the roads of this earth and leave behind sweet memories.
In our hearts, you stand tall with saints departed like Apostle Paul, Peter, Martin Luther King, Gandhi etc. Growing up in your childhood, you were an exceptionally brilliant, an excellent student in your primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. An award-winning student. You were also a widely exposed and travelled gentleman.
Aina hails from Odo-Ere in Yagba West of Kogi State. During his lifetime he had a philanthropic spirit to help the needy around him. He also had a great passion for the growth of his hometown.
In recognition of his contribution towards the betterment of his community, he was amply rewarded. Growing up in your childhood, you were an exceptionally brilliant student in your primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, an award-winning student. A widely exposed and travelled gentleman. As a staunch member of First ECWA church, Odo-Ere and Second ECWA Church in Ilorin, he was an unrelenting giver and helped in the building of some of these churches and some other projects.
Daddy, it is exactly 20 years that you left us, words cannot describe how much we miss your fatherly discipline, love and affection but we take solace in God who has fathered us this far. The legacies, principles and training you imbibed in us have made us excel in our different careers. Rest on “abidi yi gbigbi ri “ because we are confident that your soul has found a place in the bosom of the Lord.
Alice Bosede Aina and the children.
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