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 HOSA OKUNBO: IBEDC TEAM PAYS CONDOLENCE VISIT TO DECEASED FAMILY

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Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, on Thursday, paid a condolence visit to the Benin home of the late billionaire, Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo, who passed on in a United Kingdom hospital on Sunday, August 8.

 

The IBEDC management team was led by the Chief Operating Officer, CEO, of the company, Engineer John Ayodele, to the Aiguobasmwin Crescent, GRA, Benin City, home of the business mogul, who was a director of IBEDC, until recently, when he relinquished his directorship to his immediate younger brother, Engineer Kingsley Okunbo.

While signing the condolence register, the IBEDC boss, Ayodele, wrote: “We have come to commiserate on the loss of our man, pillar, a dinosaur in his own right and a rare gem. We have lost you, but the Lord has gained you. 1Thessalonia 4:13-19, speaks this to us. ‘The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh. Blessed be the name of the Lord. “We will forever miss you and your leadership role, but the Lord knows better. Our father, brother and friend, rest in the bossom of the Lord to eternity. Rest in perfect peace.”

L-R: Mr. Iranola Ayodeji, Chief Business Transformation &,Strategy, IBEDC, Mr. Deolu Ijose, Chief Commercial Officer, IBEDC, Engr. John Ayodele, CEO, IBEDC, Engr. Kingsley Okunbo, Director, IBEDC & younger brother to Captain Osunbo, Oyuki Jackson Obaseki, IBEDC Chief Human Resources Officer, IBEDC and Mr. Martins Woghiren, Chief Information Officer,IBEDC, after IBEDC condolence visit to Okunbo’ s home in Benin City on Thursday

Also signing the register the Chief Business Transformation and Strategy Officer of IBEDC, Mr. Iranola, Ayodeji, said: “My traditional trading partner, you came you saw and you conquered. Glory be to God for inspiring lives. As you always say, there is a time to be born and a time to die. I cherish the friendship of over 30 years and will always hold on to the pleasant memories of the earlier and latter years. You touched lives in no small measure and an exemplary in every role you played in life. What a man. What a character. My Capi, you will certainly be missed by family, friends and colleagues. But you deserve the rest after fighting a brave battle here on earth. May your gentle soul rest in peace and may God shower His blessings mercy and grace on those left behind, particularly your family and loved ones. Adieu my ‘traditional trading partner”, Ayodeji, eulogized.

 

Expressing her condolence, Ms. Ehi Oyuki Jackson Obaseki, IBEDC Chief Human Resources Officer, said words failed her and her heart was heavy, adding that she is “consoled with the impactful life that you lived. A colleague, a visioned and a conqueror. You won even in death. Sleep well my father”.

 

Responding to the outpouring sympathy, Captain Hosa’s immediate younger brother and a Director of IBEDC, Kingsley Okunbo, expressed gratitude for the kinds words spoken about his departed brother
The younger Okunbo, who is the chief mourner for the family, and who received the sympathizers alongside his younger brother Morrison Okunbo, said that the entire Okunbo family was consoled by the fact “I know that my brother is in a better place”.
Among IBEDC management team were Mr. Deolu Ijose, Chief Commercial Officer and Mr. Martins Woghiren, Chief Information Officer.

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One Year After, Family, Friends Celebrates Late Hosa Okunbo

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Like the popular saying that; sweetness is the memory of the righteous for Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo, His memory will forever linger on in the heart of many most especially those he has touched their lives positively. About a year ago when the news of his long-time battle with cancer came, many started praying that a philanthropist of his repute who has many under his scholarship and under his payroll should survive the deadly sickness but as the supreme being will have it; Captain Hosa as he is fondly called succumbed to the dreaded grim reaper and embarked on a sojourn of no return.

 

It was indeed an emotional moment as the country most especially Edo State was thrown into a sober mood. Tears started to flow like a river as loud voices rented the air asking God why such a man with a heart of Gold will have to leave without bidding farewell. In disappointment, all sundry succumbed to the will of the creator as the one who giveth and taketh. The head honcho of Ocean Marine Solutions and Wells and Carlton hotel had joined his ancestors at the very tender age of 63.

 

In celebration of his life and times on earth, His family held a one-year thanksgiving memorial service for him in the United Kingdom headed by his wife Mrs Nosa Idahosa Okunbo and children at the Trinity House in West Hampstead, hosted by Pastor Ituah Ighodalo. The church service reawaken memories of the late billionaire business mogul as it was an intense and emotional atmosphere.  In Nigeria, His daughter, Olori Aiyivieruewinoya ‘Ivie’ Emiko-Atuwatse, Atuwatse III, Queen of Warri Kingdom alongside his other children also had a memorial service for him at Greenhouse Farm, Benin, Edo State. It was a grand celebration where his friends and fellow kinsmen joined to celebrate his one-year memorial service and remembrance.

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Kosofe LGA Boss, Hon. Moyo Ogunlewe’s Transformation Agenda

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When the debate on youth’s engagement in politics came up, some argued that Youths are not ready for the burden and responsibility that comes with political office. The argument was youthful exuberance and juvenile delinquencies which are tendencies that might well affect the dream of youth engagement in mainstream politics. Today, as youth engagement in politics is beginning to take over across the country one of the few who seem different, proving cynics wrong is the Executive Chairman of Kosofe Local Government, Lagos; Barrister Moyosore Ogunlewe.

 

He has shattered the cliché and stereotype attached to youth in politics as nonprogressive and non-focused but has gone all out to consolidate the work of State Governor Babajide Sanwoolu in his quest to better the lives of his people by bringing the dividend of democracy closer to the people.

 

After being sworn in, he made clear his intention to redefine Kosofe to the envy of others through developmental projects. Since he took charge, the review has been positive as he took on massive rehabilitation of several roads across the LGA. “He has been delivering exceptionally well most especially in the area of Education, Road construction, Empowerment, Skill Acquisition, Soft loans for traders, Food stamps, Primary Health care, Adult Literacy sensitization, Trade and commerce and a host of others.”A source disclosed.

 

For his love for education as a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Lagos and Law from the University of Buckingham, He was also awarded by Sohcahtoa Foundation for the just concluded free GCE forms to indigent students within Kosofe. Apart from the GCE and Jamb forms he usually gives out to students, He is currently working on the construction of a more fully equipped primary health care centre where people from the LGA can benefit at a subsidized cost.

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When Otunba Lekan Osifeso Pampers Erelu Tola To a Destination Dubai 60th Birthday Soiree

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All his life, Otunba Lekan Osifeso is not known for doing things in half measure. He loves to make a loud statement with anything he does. Despite being a very calm and respectful personality who loves to have fun and enjoy the luxury of life,  anytime he saunters into any public function, you could tell from the change in atmosphere.

 

The Retro Group of Company boss has indeed been blessed by his creator. With a high-flying business conglomerate currently redefining the skyline of Lagos with beautiful architectural wonderment to a double title in his home town Ijebu Ode as the Olotu Olowa and Madasa of Ijebuland conferred on him by his Imperial Majesty Oba Sikiru Adetona the Awujale of Ijebuland. To crown it all, having a beautiful and supportive partner as a wife like his wife Erelu Tola Osifeso, a well-known businesswoman and fashion connoisseur is the icing on the cake for him. After their over three decades as husband and wife, their love life we gathered is a reference point for young couples as they both understand and support each other at every slightest opportunity. They are both like the snail and its shell. Anytime you see anyone of them gracing a public function,  be rest assured that you will see the other some meters away. They are best of friends as they are not both shy to display their affection at any time.

 

In a bid to show gratitude to his wife for being a dotting mother to their kids and being a loving and caring wife to him, in celebration of her 60th birthday, Osifeso in the company of family, friends and associates jetted to the United Arab Emirate for a Destination Dubai birthday celebration for his wife. It was indeed a sight to behold as the couple melted hearts as they were acting like newly wedded couples. At the Yacht Party at a highbrow Location in the popular Big Daddy Yacht stationed in Marina, Burj Dubai, Over 50 guests stormed the location as they sailed for over five hours on board with high-taste continental dishes and high-cost drinks in circulation like it’s going out of fashion. Erelu Tola in an appreciation mood thanked her husband for celebrating her always as she knelt down to profess her undying love for him. It was an atmosphere filled with love as they all danced and merried in celebratory mood.

 

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