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Abiodun Buries Father Amidst Emotional Tribute In Ogun



The late father of Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, Dr Emmanuel Abiodun, was on Thursday buried in Iperu amidst emotional tribute from the governor.

Abiodun, in his tribute during the funeral service held at St. James’s Anglican Church, Iperu-Remo, described his father as his mentor, teacher and moral compass.

He said no word could describe the shock and unbearable blow of loosing his father.

The governor stated that the virtues and the high moral standard inculcated in him by his father through his mentorship had really shaped him and assisted him in his life’s journey.

He recalled, with nolstagia, how his father held him and pet him to sleep when he was young, saying that “my father was very caring”.

“You were not only humble and affectionate to mum, you were a humble father, grand father, a moral compass and a source of guidance to the whole family.

“We will forever cherish your memories and look after your darling wife, companion, friend and partner of 65 years who is our dear mother.

“I hope you are watching as the whole world is celebrating you because you brought so much happiness to many hearts that you taught and touched.

“I am proud to be your first child and son. Your spirit will forever be beside me and I know you will always be with me, ” he said

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