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Family plans befitting burial for British School founder, Biodun Laja


Abiodun Laja

The family and children of the late Founder of British International School in Lekki, Lagos, Abiodun Laja, have concluded plans to give the renowned educationist a befitting burial.

Abiodun, one of Nigeria’s most celebrated matriarchs, died last Sunday, May 26 in a highbrow hospital in the United States (US). She was aged 69.

Abiodun died after a back surgery operation. Though the operation was successful, she gave up the ghost five days later after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Survived by two sons and many grandchildren, Abiodun was the younger sister of Mrs. Kofo Olugbesan, a former top official of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), a prominent lawyer and businesswoman, and elder sister of Mrs. Olukemi Nelson, prominent politician and National Women Leader (Southwest) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

To Abiodun, education had always been a passion, especially the British curriculum, in which she was trained. After running her school for 25 years, she took a bigger challenge to own a secondary school at the highbrow area of Lagos.

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