Owo in Owo local government area of Ondo state was agog on Saturday as politicians, socialites, captains of industry, Business Tycoons and members of Royal families converged on the ancient town to bid farewell to the mother of the paramount ruler of the Kingdom, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye the third.
Olowo’s mother, Late Olori Comfort Adenike Ogunoye, the yeyesa of Owo and wife of the Late Oba Adekola Ogunoye the second Passed on in 2020 at 96yrs.
It was indeed a celebration of life as guests, families and children of the late Yeyesa who decked in beautiful attires spoke glowingly of the late Olori and her good deeds while alive.
They all admitted that the Yeyesa lived a fulfilled life, worthy of emulation.
At a funeral service held at the Owo District of the Lord’s New Church Cathedral, the Senior District Superintendent, Reverend Dare Adegbemile emphasised the need for people to live a life worthy of emulation for so they could be remembered for good when they die.
Revd Adegbemile while quoting from the book of Romans Chapter 8 verse 31 urged the congregation to shun self centeredness and be committed to investing in the kingdom of God.
He eulogized the late Olori Adenike Comfort Ogunoye for a life well spent and how she impacted the people around her with her service to humanity.
Revd Adegbemile appealed to the people of Owo to support the Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye the third for a peaceful reign.
Dignitaries at the Church service include the Deputy Governor, Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale, Speaker Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun accompanied by some lawmakers, Permanent Secretaries, Representatives of Traditional Rulers and top government functionaries.