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Moses Fagbohun: ( 1939 – 2018)

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Moses Fagbohun

A journey, no matter how long and pleasant, shall surely come to an end one day.

Such was the adventure of Chief Moses Folorunsho Ayinla Fagbohun that came to a victorious end in London on Friday, April 20, 2018. He was 79.

The news of his death was a great shock to us all as everyone was expecting him to return back to Nigeria. Who are we to question God?

Asiwaju Moses Folorunsho Fagbohun was born to the late Pa Lawanson Idowu and Abiona Ajiun Fagbohun on August 8, 1939.

Unfortunately, his father died about four years after he was born; the older brother to Pa Lawanson, the late Rev Solomon Taiwo Fagbohun and his wife, immediately assumed the responsibility of his care and training.

He attended the Baptist Day School, Eruwa, for his elementary education (1948 – 1956) and also attended the Baptist Modern School, Eruwa (1957-1960).

He did not rest on his oars as far as his quest for educational pursuit was concerned.

He went further to attend the Grade III and II Teachers Training Colleges both at Egba Divisional Teachers Training College (1962-1963) and the Baptist Teachers Training College, Ede (1968-1969).

After completing his Grade III teachers’ training education, he taught elementary students at various schools in Abeokuta and after his Grade II teachers training, he was appointed to teach Physical Education at the well-known Idi-Aba.

Teachers’ Training College, where he met his wife, now Dr. (Mrs) Rebecca Omoyiola Fagbohun.

In the year 1965, before he travelled to the United States, he got married to his wife and she, too, later joined him in U.S.. They are
blessed with children, Foyeke, Bisi, Tope, Tokunbo and Tobi; including Boye and Dupe.

Chief Fagbohun completed his MBA Business Management degree from the Central Oklahoma State University, in Edmond, Oklahoma, before returning back to Nigeria in 1977.

Looking for employment in 1978, he walked into P.Z. Corporation in Ifako Lagos with an employment application in his hands and he was hired on the spot as the first black Administrative Manager of the company.

Fagbohun had an interesting and successful management career working for P.Z. Corporation.

In 1980, he relocated to Ibadan to join his late cousin, Chief Adeseun Ogundoyin as the Deputy Managing Director of Crown Trust Corporation.

Unfortunately, Chief Ogundoyin died and he became the substantive Managing Director of the company.

He was honored with t many traditional titles. Also, the Federal Government selected him as a delegate to the National Political Reform Conference in Abuja in 2002; and in July 2004 to October 2005, he was also appointed Chairman, Board of Directors of Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.

In December 2008, he finally resigned from his position as the Managing Director of Crown Trust and began Kingswood, a Construction Engineering Company.

This company continues to flourish at a steady pace under his leadership.

Fagbohun got ill for couple of years and did receive treatments both in Nigeria, Britain and USA.

He travelled to England in 2017 for further examination and passes on, on Friday, April 20, 2018.

He is survived by his wife, children, grand-children, a brother and wife (Akanke) A gem has gone.

The Asiwaju of Eruwa Land, sleep on. You came, fought and conquered.

Omo Ladubo, Omo Kere Labata, we love you, but Jesus Christ loves you more. O di owuro o.


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