Egba Chieftaincy Committee Says The Late Chief Solomon Olufunso Akinremi Was An Icon Whose Legacy Would Live On.
The Egba Chieftaincy Committee led by Osi of Egbaland, Chief Bode Mustapha said this at the Lying-In-State of the Late Chief Akinremi at the Centenary Hall, Ake on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
Chief Bode Mustapha also said that the late Papa Ogboye was the eldest among Egba Chiefs, adding that the deceased performed beyond all expectations despite his age before he passed on.
He added that the Late Chief S. O. Akinremi was a Titan in the hierarchy of Egba Chiefs.
The Osi Egba further stated that the deceased was agile and dexterous even before he fully took over the mantle of leadership from Late Chief Toye Coker.
He regarded the late Ogboye as one of the greatest disciples of Egbaland, adding that he was unrelenting and always ready to serve his fatherland.
Chief Mustapha also disclosed that the late Ogboye’s contributions to Egbaland were limitless, adding that the deceased single-handedly handled, financed and supervised the expansion of the Ake Palace Chapel.
The Osi Egba also stated that most of the members of the Egba Chieftaincy Committee benefitted a lot under his tutelage before his passed-on.
He identified Baagbimo of Egbaland, Chief Akanni Akinwale as the biggest beneficiary of the late Ogboye’s tutelage.
Chief Mustapha also disclosed that the Late Ogboye’s death was a painful exit and a shocking loss to the Egba Chieftaincy Committee.
He added that even at 86, they would have loved to have the Late Ogboye continue his tremendous impact and contributions but that God’s time was the best
Chief Bode Mustapha commiserated with the family of the deceased, urging them not to be in despair but to be happy for the fulfilled and remarkable life that the late icon had lived.
The Osi Egba further admonished the people at the occasion to live right and leave behind good names.
In his speech, the Oluwo of Ojere, Chief Adeyemi stated that Late Papa Akinremi was a religiously strict man.
The Oluwo also said that Late Chief Akinremi was a great man who had zeal, interest and good deeds for the betterment of Egbaland.
Chief Adeyemi added that many people were raised and uplifted under the Late Icon.
In his remarks, one of the sons to the Late Chief Akinremi, Pastor Peter Olukayode, said that their Late Father was a trailblazer, adding that his legacy would pass on to many coming generations unborn.
Pastor Akinremi said that the late father taught them how to live to with one another in love and understanding.
He described their Late Father as a man of principle who had laid down a good doctrine and a righteous path for his children to sojourn on.
He appreciated the Egba Chiefs for their support and love.
He further thanked all Egba Chiefs for the fellowship they had with the deceased when alive.
As part of the week long activities marking the burial ceremony arrangements of the late Ogboye Egba, a Christian Wake Keep comes up today, Thursday, September 2nd, 2021, the at Bishop’s Court, Onikolobo, Abeokuta, Ogun State, starting from 4pm to 6pm.
Egba High Chiefs present at the occasion included Aare Egba – Chief Ganiu Babayeju; Chief Bayo Soyoye, Baagbimo of Egbaland – Chief Akanni Akinwale; Bantun Egba – Chief Kehinde Sofenwa; Bada Asoju Oba- Chief Wole Odekunle; Aare Bobagunwa – Chief Victor Adebayo; Odole of Egbaland- Chief Sowemimo O. Shonekan and many other Chiefs.
Olumide Jospeh Sowande