Photos: Lagos stands still for the late Deji Tinubu

January 31, 2018 4:46 pm

Below are pics from the Service of Songs for Late Ayodeji Tinubu in Lagos.

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Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David, Victoria Island was the venue chosen for the service of songs held to honour Ayodeji Tinubu the Special Adviser on Commerce and Industry to the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode.
Dignitaries who graced the event included First lady of Lagos State, Her Excellency Bolanle Ambode, First lady of Osun State, Her Excellency, Sherifat Aregbesola, Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon Mudashiru Obasa, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Senator Olorunimbe Mamora, Chief Demola Seriki, Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Her Excellency Sarah Sosan, Senator Solomon Adeola, Hon. Funmilayo Tejuoso, Lagos State Secretary to the State Government, Mr . Tunji Bello and Commissioner for Education, Hon. Olayinka Oladunjoye among others.

The wife of Nigeria’s Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, and Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun were among thousands of associates, friends and family members that gathered to pay their last respect to the late Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Commerce and Industry, Deji Tinubu, who was buried yesterday at the Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi, Lagos. The Redeemed Christian Church of God , City of David, Victoria Island where the funeral service held was filled to the brim with bigwigs in the society who came from far and wide to commiserate with the family of the deceased. In his remarks at the service, Governor Amosun described the deceased as a man with an unmistakable passion for the game of football and for sports in general.

“The last time I saw Deji was when he came to identify with Segun Odegbami’s 10th anniversary of his sports academy. Little did I know that Deji would answer the final call last week, which happened to be my birthday,” the governor stated. The official tribute of the Lagos State Government which was published in the official funeral programme and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, read: “He was an engineer, but he was also an engineer of sports. He was both a sportsman and sports lover. But he was unforgettable as a sports administrator. Those who followed him knew him as a symbol of service to humanity.” “We had seen him enliven us on television screens and through radio waves. He was an enthusiast and an analyst. He probed the game and predicted. He pointed out weaknesses and strengths. He saw flair, he saw style, he celebrated goals. He delighted in them and infected all who listened or watched him with his full vigour and vitality about living.”

Also in attendance at the emotion-laden event were the wives of the Governors of Lagos State and Ogun State, Bolanle Ambode and Olufunsho Amosun, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Senator Olorunimbe Mamora, Demola Seriki, Lagos State Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, Commissioner for Education, Hon. Olayinka Oladunjoye and Chief Dele Momodu.

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Special Prayers Held for Late Ayodeji Tinubu in Lagos:
As part of activities lined up to bid farewell to the erstwhile Special Adviser on Commerce and Industry to the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, late Hon. Ayodeji Tinubu, a Muslim prayer was held in his residence at Isiola Oyekan Close, Off Adeleke Adedoyin Street, Victioria Island, Lagos. 
Dignitaries who graced the event included former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Her Excellency, Oluranti Adebule, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Chief Rasaq Akanni, Former Inspector General of Police , Alhaji Musiliu Smith, Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Okoya, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola and wife; Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, Honourable Commissioner for Education, Hon. Olayinka Oladunjoye and Hon. Babajimi Benson among others. 

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