PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, chieftain of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, the chairman, African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) Plc, Ambassador Olatokunbo Awolowo Dosumu were on Saturday, bid the mother of the Senior Pastor, Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Madam Abigail Bakare farewell.
Buhari was represented by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun at the funeral service held at the Victory Life Bible Church, Ajebo, Abeokuta.
Other dignitaries include the governors of Ogun and Osun States, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and his wife, Olufunso, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the National leader, All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governors of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, Chief Gbenga Daniel respectively.
The President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mr Femi Otedola, the Executive of Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Mr Olusegun Awolowo, former deputy governor of Central Bank, Mr Tunde Lemo, Chief Wale Babalakin, Mr Jimi Agbaje, Minister of State for Petroleum, Mr Ibe Kachikwu among others.
Delivering his sermon at the ceremony, the Senior Pastor of VLBC, Apostle Lawrence Achudeme, described the late Madam Bakare as a caring and strong disciplinarian woman.
The cleric who addressed the audience on the theme “What will you be remembered for?, said Mama lived a very good life and had no reason to regret in life.
He said all mortals must die irrespective of status, creed and age, saying “no matter how long you live, you will surely taste the bitter pills of death when it came calling.
“What we people be saying after your death because in life you will always be remembered for either good or bad. We must learn to do good all the time. Mama was a mother indeed. She was meticulous in everything she does.
“Death feared her when men are afraid of death. She conquered death and that is why we are celebrating her life.”
While appreciating the gathering, Pastor Bakare said he would miss his mother dearly because of the role he played in his life.
“My mother carried a very load of intercession on my behalf. I will definitely miss her. I am very grateful because we are giving her a befitting burial. I will continue to cherish her memories forever. No one can replace her in my life,” he said.
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