Lawan, Govs, Obaigbena, Others Pay Tributes as Komolafes Bury their Mum

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Lawan, Govs, Obaigbena, Others Pay Tributes as Komolafes Bury their Mum

Lawan, Govs, Obaigbena, Others Pay Tributes as Komolafes Bury their Mum

Fidelis David in Akure Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, led dignitaries from all walks of life, including governors, former governors and ministers to Igbara-Oke in Ifedore Local Government Area o…

Governors Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Ondo); Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti); Dapo Abiodun (Ogun); former Governors Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo), and Adams Oshiomhole (Edo), as well as the Chairman of THISDAY/ARISE Media Group, Prince Nduka Obaigbena were present at the event.

of Assembly, Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun; Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II; the Olowa of Igabara-Oke Kingdom, Oba Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede Ilufemiloye (Ogidi III); and some captain of industries among, other well-meaning Nigerians.

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Viber Fidelis David in Akure Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, led dignitaries from all walks of life, including governors, former governors and ministers to Igbara-Oke in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State yesterday to witness the burial of Mrs Morenikeji Komolafe, the mother of THISDAY Newspapers’ Ombudsman, Mr Kayode Komolafe and his younger brother, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission, Mr.by SaharaReporters, New York Jan 15, 2022 President Muhammadu Buhari and other top government functionaries including Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, service chiefs and members of the diplomatic corps on Saturday laid wreaths in honour of Nigeria's fallen heroes.President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, led Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, members of the National Assembly, service chiefs and members of the diplomatic corps to honour.A photo collage of the governors Governors across states of the Federation have joined in the celebration of 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

Gbenga Komolafe. Governors Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Ondo); Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti); Dapo Abiodun (Ogun); former Governors Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo), and Adams Oshiomhole (Edo), as well as the Chairman of THISDAY/ARISE Media Group, Prince Nduka Obaigbena were present at the event. The event holds simultaneously across the 36 states of the federation. Other eminent Nigerians who graced the event were: Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Mr Uche Ogah; the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Omotayo Alasoadura (representing the Senate President); Senator Albert Bassey; Chairman of Southern Senators’ Forum, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele; Senator Ayo Akinyelure; and the pioneer Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu. By Sun, 16 Jan 2022 04:02:02 GMT P resident Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, led Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, members of the National Assembly, service chiefs and members of the diplomatic corps to honour the country’s fallen and living military heroes. Others were: a former Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar; Chairman of Editorial Board of THISDAY Newspaper, Mr Olusegun Adeniyi; Chief Olusola Oke; Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon.. Bamidele Oleyelogun; Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II; the Olowa of Igabara-Oke Kingdom, Oba Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede Ilufemiloye (Ogidi III); and some captain of industries among, other well-meaning Nigerians. “So, I believe we should not allow their toil to go in vain,” the governor said.

The Ombudsman of THISDAY Newspapers and his younger brother, Gbenga, led the Komolafe dynasty, alongside their younger siblings, friends, well-wishers and colleagues to bid their mother, Madam Victoria Komolafe, a final farewell. In another order, the Minister of Defence, Major-General Bashir Magashi (retd) and his Federal Capital Territory (FCT) counterpart, Malam Mohammed Bello, laid the wreaths. Madam Victoria Komolafe, a mother of seven, died at the age of 87 late last year. She began her final journey home with a lying-in-state at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Igabara-Oke and was finally laid to rest at her family compound. The celebration started with a series of activities, including a Jumma’at prayer on January 7 at the National Mosque, as well as an interdenominational church service on January 9. At the funeral mass, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo, Most Rev. Security Agencies represented at the event include the Nigerian Army; the Nigeria Police Force; the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC); the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA); and the Nigeria Immigration.

Dr Jude Ayodeji Arogundade, described the deceased as a woman who contributed her quota to the development of the country. “Today, we have come to testify that Mama Morenike Victoria Komolafe fulfilled her Christian obligation in her earthly journey and we have come to entrust her to the love and mercy of God. The governor commended security operatives in the country for their selfless services in maintaining peaceful coexistence, urging them to work hard and ensure a united and secured Nigeria. Death is not the end of life. It is the beginning of the new life of heaven. May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. He called on governments and well-meaning Nigerians to see to the welfare of the children and spouses left behind by the heroes who fought for the territorial integrity and unity of the country. He described the military as the noblest and patriotic profession.

“For us Christians, the question of life and death are answered and settled in the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Those who follow him and live according to his teaching will inherit eternal life. This teaching is basic to our Christian faith and was at the centre of the life of Mama Morenike Victoria Komolafe. He observed that since the country is going through security challenges, people should not allow their negative thoughts overshadow the general interest of the unity of the country, which is paramount. It was her motivation as a mother, a community leader and a philanthropist. She joyfully, courageously and faithfully followed the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ, the discipline of the Catholic faith and the ideals of the Yoruba’s mantra of Omoluabi,” the Bishop explained. Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki in his address held in Benin, the state capital said unguarded talks about Nigeria’s unity will cost lives and the efforts of fallen heroes would have been in vain.

The Bishop said the deceased was a good woman and honest Christian, an embodiment of all that makes one noble and honourable, stressing that her deep sense of satisfaction played out in her desire for perfection, modelling Jesus’ example in dealing with the joys, hopes and anxieties of the family life of today. Similarly, former Vice President Abubakar said Nigeria’s military veterans can’t be repaid for their supreme sacrifices, but their welfare should be treated as a priority by any government. “The impact of her beautiful life on her family, on Igbara-Oke community and the church is the reason why people from all works of life, top government officials, friends and associates of her sons and daughters and even the Bishop are all here to celebrate her. “The story about how Mama Victoria Komolafe distributed food to people in this community, took care of the less-privileged and contributed to the needs of the church will not be forgotten in a hurry. This is because it is the expression of her Christian faith, and has become the story of the unity she sought for the people of Igbara-Oke and the story of all those who knew her – men and women of goodwill. The governor had few days ago fulfilled a pledge of N50 million donations to the Lagos Command of the Nigerian Legion, in addition to employing over 5,000 military veterans as security guards across the State-own public schools, hospitals and government facilities. The gospel passage presents the kindness and love we give to our neighbour as the condition for entering into the kingdom of heaven. He also commended the efforts of the Federal Government in enhancing their welfare.

“Mama looked out for the welfare and wellbeing of everyone as her responsibility and many times taxed her children to provide the means to accomplish her passion for charity. In embracing the value of love, hard work and truth, she left for us the legacy that is worthy of this celebration. Addressing newsmen at the event, the governor reiterated his administration’s commitment and support to the servicemen and families of the fallen heroes. Her audacity of faith and her gut to hope and love selflessly is shaped by her Christian upbringing. “Today is not just a day for Mama’s funeral, it’s also that of celebrating her successful life. A life with great and noble accomplishments that cannot be ignored or faulted because it impacted many and will continue to be an example for many people to follow for many years to come. “I think it is important for religious and community leaders not only to raise their advocacy but to also watch out for people that seem to be spending a lot of money without any clear means of livelihood (they are probably informants of kidnappers) and report to the authorities nearest to them,” he said. Governor Aminu Masari during the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration held at the Katsina Peoples’ Square said the relative peace currently being enjoined in the state is due to the dedication, competence and discipline of the troops and other sister security agencies.

This is the testimony of the people of Igbara-Oke and it is for us the pride of the Catholic family system. “A few weeks before her passing away, her son Engineer Gbenga requested her to ask for whatever she wanted and mama asked him to increase her allowance so that she can do more charity to the needy. This is a clear indication that her heart was always with those who needed her assistance and care. Mohammed made the call at the wreath laying ceremony yesterday in Bauchi. “All of us who have risked travelling long distances to be here need to learn a big lesson from this funeral. And it is about the kind of legacy we will all live behind after our earthly lives. The governor urged them to continue to protect the integrity of the nation, promising the support of the state government towards ending the insecurity.

We have all come here to witness a grateful family of Komolafe celebrate the beautiful life of their matriarch. Speaking in Kaduna, the chairman said that out of the 5,000 widows of ex-service men in the state, the legion was only able to empower 69. Let everyone examine his or her conscience on how you treat your parents and senior members of your families,” Bishop Arogundade added In his tribute, Mr Kayode Komolafe said his mum was a mother and friend to him, in the true sense of the word, noting that she was a brilliant woman with a terrific power of recall. According to Komolafe, his mum was a solid rock and courageous woman who despite the travails of life, fought a good fight of faith till death, stressing that she had laid enviable foundations for all to follow. “I am very thankful that my mother lived her life in such a way that as her son, I remain proud of her memory given the generous testimonies to which I have listened since she died. The widows, who stormed the venue of the celebration in Minna, Niger State in their numbers, with some of them backing babies, told Daily Trust on Sunday that they had been neglected long after their husbands were killed in the line of duty. “Mama, of course, related to all her children as a dutiful mother. He said his administration will not relent in supporting the military and other security agencies to ensure that criminal elements are wiped out of the state, as well as avert the recurring herders, farmers clashes and communal crisis.

She could sacrifice anything for the well-being of her children,” he explained. Share this: . Abugi was killed in Maiduguri in the line of duty on August 5, 2014, said her effort to get the life insurance paid eight years after the incident had not been successful.