2018 Cathedral Day Celebration: Family Of Akindele Eleku Remembers Their Late Father, Grandfather, 30, 55 Years After
The family of Akindele Eleku, yesterday remembered their late father and grandfather after 30 and 55 years respectively since they passed on.
In an event to commemorate the 7th Cathedral day celebration, thanksgiving service and award presentation at the Cathedral of St. James on Sunday 29th July, 2018, children, grandchildren, families and friends of the Eleku family of Ota all gathered to pay respects to their parents by sponsoring this year’s Cathedral’s Day
While speaking with VOA News on behalf of the family, Mr. Simeon Akindele Eleku Jnr. who is the family Secretary said the entire family was using the opportunity of the Cathedral day 2018 to celebrate the lives of their father and grandfather. He said that July 29, 2018 marks exactly 30 years since their late father, High Chief Oladipupo Samuel Akindele Eleku, the 3rd Lisa of Ota, was buried and coincidentally, their grandfather, Chief Simeon Akindele Eleku, the 2nd Lisa of Ota, died on the same date 55 years ago.
When asked to say a bit about the deceased, he said that he was not born when his grandfather passed on and he has a faint memory of his father who died when he, Simeon Eleku, was just 16 years of age. According to him, High Chief Oladipupo Samuel Akindele Eleku was a good and loving father who had passion for education and was also accommodating, encouraging.
Mr. Simeon, in reply to our correspondent’s question on his late father’s legacy, said one of his father’s teachings was about unity. He further stated that his father’s teachings has always helped every member of the family which was the stimulant behind the gathering. He mentioned that the entire family of Late Eleku was present at the occasion.
In response to how the family survived after the father’s death, Simeon Eleku Jnr. said that it was mainly the teachings given to them by the Late Elekus’ which has been handed over to the later generations. He also mentioned that the new Lisa elect, Victor Adedayo Eleku was his younger brother.
While delivering his Sermon, the Archdeacon of St. James Cathedral, Venerable Adewole Nelson advised the family to see themselves as one. He also admonished them to work hard towards ensuring the sustainability of Eleku’s legacies.