‘Ota Is Like The Biblical Town Of Isreal That Is Flowing With Milk And Honey’, Prince Abiodun Akinboyede
In a one year commemoration prayer for the first indigenous lawyer in Ota, late Barr. Alhaji Abubakar Adio Akinboyede, one of the sons of the great lawyer, prince Abiodun Akinboyede has assured the people of Ota and Awori land that the town is such a wonderful place which God created for a purpose. He reassured that despite the hardship and oppression our people are currently facing, they should not lose hope in that there is light at the end of the tunnel. He further reminded them that the people of Ota has not fully harnessed its full potentials.
Prince Akinboyede recounts some of the memories of his late father. In his words, ‘when my father was commissioner for Agriculture in Ogun state, he was a lover of his state. He was much interested in our personal developments. He was always there to encourage me. When i secured a job with Chevron, he insisted that i should practice law and so i am today. I so much miss him. I want to remember him for his love for his community. He lived a peaceful life’.
Barrister Ustaz Ali Dawodu while preaching at the event lamented that some Awori indigenes are not reliable in that they prefer offering assistance to strangers at the expense of their kinsmen. He cited examples of the total negligence on the part of our politicians. He further charged Awori indigenes to always assist one another.
In her own eulogy, Mrs Kehinde Rashidat Titilayo who is the first born of the deceased remembered her father for his love and care. She relates that her father was generous and nothing used to trouble him. She added that whenever the children demands money from him, he would prefer giving the less privileged before he gives his own children.
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Head of the family, Mr Samuel Adetunji Fadipe, while speaking with VOA urged the people of Ota to check their record because when his late brother was the commissioner of works and housing in the then western region and chairman at public service commission, some of the beautiful things he did are still on record.