Governor Ahmed Buries Mother-in-Law
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By KHADIJAT Yusuf:
It was a day of joy and glamour in Ibadan, the largest city in West Africa and capital of Oyo State as the kwara State governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed on Saturday 23rd July, 2016 buried his mother in-law in the suburb of Ibadan.
The occasion witnessed numbers of dignitaries in the country right from the representative of the wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari and the wife of former Chief of Army Staff, Hajia Maryam Salihu Ibrahim, Barrister Oluwatoyin Saraki, the Senate President’s wife were amongst who grace the occasion.Other dignitaries of the occasion includes wives of Governors of Zamfara, Oyo, Ogun, Sokoto, Kogi, Osun, Edo and former deputy governor of Lagos State.
Dignitaries from Kwara State featured the Deputy Governor of Kwara State, Elder Peter Kisira, Speaker , Kwara State House of Assembly, former Sports Minister, Alhaji Bolaji Abdullahi, former deputy governor of Oyo State, Taofeeq Arapaja and Prince Oyinlola Olagunsoye, former governor of Osun State.others were members and families of the late Mrs. Janet Monilola Akinleye.
The funeral service and outing service of late Mrs. Monilola Akinleye attended at Bodija Estate Baptist Church Ibadan, observed a full capacity of these dignitaries who came from all works of life. The deceased was the mother of the Kwara State governor, Deaconess Omolewa Ahmed.
Earlier in his speech, the Kwara State governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed shows his gratitude to all dignitaries who grace the occasion and charged the family of the deceased to lived a fulfilled life and let the way of life of late Mrs. Akinleye be their guiding principle.
Governor Ahmed also urged the family not to mourn but celebrate her good life of virtue and prayed to God to continue to guide those she left behind on the right path. Earlier in his sermon, the officiating minister, Reverend Olu Olajide enjoined people to shun worldly affairs and think more about the day of reckoning. He urged the dignitaries who are in position of authority to learn from those who both witness the occasion but no longer in power to understand the emptiness of life.
Reverend Olajide stressed further that they should embrace the privilege God had given them and not to abuse it as remind them that death is inevitable. The remains of late Mrs. Akinleye was laid to rest in Oba Cemetery in the suburb of Ibadan as friends and families waves goodnight in tears.