BY GANIYU AGBELUSI
Prominent Idanre Cocoa Merchant , Late Pa Moses Omokinde Akinwaleodun started his journey towards his eternal resting place on Friday 8th of April as his corpse arrived his Omokinde Events Centre Idanre in a long motorcade from the Mortuary in Akure where it had been since he breathed his last on 1st of January 2022.
Tributes and eulogies poured in for the Late Pa Moses Omokinde Akinwaleodun at the wake and service of songs kicking off the funeral ceremony
Many remembered the prominent cocoa merchant as a philanthropist of note who used his resources to touch lives and contributed immensely to his Community development.
Oba Olugbenga Akinnagbe described him as a great peace maker and one of the brains behind the establishment of the Community Primary School, Yaba among other contributions
One of his children, Mrs Ronke Ahmed said their father was caring, loving and hard-working.
Pastor Olutayo in the sermon titled, “The world is vanity” said material possession were ephemeral which must not prevent one from making eternity with God.
He noted that late Pa Omokinde was a good example of heaven minded Christian who never contested any title in the church or the larger Idanre society despite his wealth.
Wunmi Abosede Atifilele and her musical organisation later entertained the gathering .
The early morning rains which heralded the final funeral ceremony on Saturday April 9th was seen as a good omen signifying acceptance into eternity of the man many described as philanthropist of note.
At the Thanksgiving service held at CAC Oke Ayo , Yaba , Idanre Pastor Moses Samuel enjoined all to pursue heaven more than things of the world.
He described Pa Akinwaleodun as a devout Christian who was never tired of spending his resources for progress of God’s work.
Pastor Samuel called on the children and others present to emulate his lifestyle.
Dignitaries that attended the event included Senator Tayo Alasoadura and representatives of Owa of Idanre, Oba Dr Frederick Aroloye.
Guests were treated to sumptuous meals and assorted drinks at the reception held at Olofin Anglican Grammar School, Idanre where notable musicians like Yinka Ayefele, Femi Solar , Segun Wonder and Ola Destiny entertained the large crowd who gathered to celebrate a life well spent with the children of Late Pa Moses Omokinde Akinwaleodun .#