Prof. Olubayo Timothy Olateju
  • 71 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 10, 1944
  • Date of passing: Nov 19, 2015
"...Nearer and nearer draws the time, the time that shall surely be, when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God as the waters cover the sea"
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Prof. Olubayo Olateju, 71, born on March 10, 1944 and passed away on November 19, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by titilola ayotunde-rotifa on 20th November 2016

"This tribute is by Fifunmi

My beloved grandpa you have stopped somewhere for the rest of us [on earth] to continue it was an honor to know you my hero and defender as you said JUST KEEP ON PRAISING GOD thank you for all the sleep overs we had"

This tribute was added by titilola ayotunde-rotifa on 20th November 2016

"366 days have rolled by and we are still looking towards the door, hoping that you will soon come home. I keep anticipating a call or message alas none has come. Then I remember that you are gone, gone to be with the Lord and just before sorrow overwhelms my heart, I am reminded that you are still very much here...in me, in my sisters, in my children, in all those who passed through you, worked with you or studied under you and then I am comforted. Comforted that you gave pieces of yourself and those pieces have grown and are still growing. I miss you my beloved Papa. Keep resting in peace. Unforgettable, that's what you are are"

This tribute was added by eyitayo olateju on 19th November 2016

"Papa, u are fondly remembered today as always, u left us a year ago without any goodbyes.
A dupe pe oju aye yin ko baje, beni eyin yin na dara. It can only be God who has been our rock for this past year and the assurance that ure dwelling with the angels.
Rest on papa .
Love u as always"

This tribute was added by Kolawole Babatunde on 19th November 2016

"Forever missed."

This tribute was added by Adetoun Olateju on 19th November 2016

"We are celebrating your exemplary life today, Papa. Your selfless generosity and humility motivates us to be the best of ourselves everyday. We miss you here on earth, but the Holy Spirit continues to heal our hearts and strengthen us from day to day. Our Almighty Father has also been faithful, every of our needs are met.
We rest our hearts in the Lord, confident that we shall see again at His coming. Much Love."

This tribute was added by Adetoun Olateju on 18th May 2016

"Six months in heaven today, Papa, though time does not exist in eternity. We miss you and take comfort in the confidence that we shall meet again at the marriage supper of the Lamb. Love always."

This tribute was added by titilola ayotunde-rotifa on 19th April 2016

"November 19 2015...dearest Papa, today marks the 5th month since you left us to a better place. I still miss you like always but day by day, I hear your guiding voice, of lessons taught over the years and with God's help making choices that honour you. You are definitely one-in-a-million and your memory is eternally blessed. When you look upon the face of the Lord, don't forget us here, who still miss you daily. Much love always always"

This tribute was added by titilola ayotunde-rotifa on 7th April 2016

"Missing you today like always...little by little, we are pulling ourselves together to move on.    Some days are harder than others but we are moving forward no doubt.

No day passes without a memory of you coming to mind, bringing whimsical smiles and teary eyelids...memories of a good life; memories of a diligent brilliant mind; memories of a dedication to God, family and profession.

One of a kind, irreplaceable, unforgettable, uniquely kindhearted (Fifi's words)...stubbornly devout and devoted to just causes...are there enough words to describe you?

As the Sun rises every day, I am reminded to make it worthwhile,  to make each day count, to leave my footprints in the sands of time and in the lives of all I come across. You taught me that, Papa,  and I can never forget.

Keep basking in the glorious presence of the King of Kings. I love you,  miss you and cherish you always. .."

This tribute was added by Adetoun Olateju on 10th March 2016

"Papa, I am posting this tribute on behalf of Prof. Aheto. It truly expresses what you would have said:

I'm Free
(Author Unknown)
Submitted by Prof. John B. K. Aheto as a tribute to Dad (Tried as I did, I just could not find the words to describe the loss and grief)

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free."

This tribute was added by Adetoun Olateju on 10th March 2016

"Sweetest Papa,
Happy Birthday to you!!!
Your fond memories kept us going.
We all celebrated you today as we are sure you all did in heaven.
Three hearty cheers for the bestest Papa, ever!
Shiki!Shaka! Shiki!!Shaka!! Shiki!!!Shaka!!! Hoy, Hoy, Hoy!"

This tribute was added by eyitayo olateju on 10th March 2016

"I would have sent u a bunch of roses but NIGERIA factor no gree me . Lol. I shall do the needful papa"

This tribute was added by eyitayo olateju on 10th March 2016

"Love u plenty plenty plenty ."

This tribute was added by eyitayo olateju on 10th March 2016

"Happy posthumous birthday Papa.

You are fondly remembered today, I am surprised because I didn't shed a tear and that's because of ur sweet memories.
Your birthday was marked by us all ur beautiful daughters and hope u did the same to in heaven .
3 happy cheers papa. Shiki Shaka shiki shaka, hoy, hoy, hoy. Love u loads papa and continue to sing with the Angels ."

This tribute was added by titilola ayotunde-rotifa on 10th March 2016

"March 10...a day forever etched in my memory. Today I celebrate you Papa, all that you were and what you stood for - integrity, hard work, love for God and mankind and a cheerful grateful spirit.  I am grateful for the assurance that we shall see again some day and that now you are at rest in the most wonderful indescribable place..oh how I miss you so. But no tears today..rather than call it your posthumous birthday, I have christened March 10 "Papa Celebration Day". No one cries or is expected to cry or be sorrowful at celebrations, right? And that's what I will continue to do...celebrate you Papa. Here's raising my glass to you Papa - "Happy Celebration Day" my dearest, most caring dad. I love you... Shiki Shaka! Shiki Shaka! Hoy! Hoy! Hoy!"

This tribute was added by Kemi Babatunde on 10th March 2016

"No one is really gone as long as we remember them. Papa, we remember you today with fond memories. Rest in peace. Amen"

This tribute was added by titilola ayotunde-rotifa on 29th February 2016

"Dear darling Papa...it is about 102 days now...how time really flies...today just like every day, i remember you and cherish memories of you. No day passes without something happening to remind me of you. Though you are absent in body, yet you are very present with us. I love you always and forever..."

This tribute was added by titilola ayotunde-rotifa on 17th February 2016

"eternally in my memory my precious dad. it is unbelievable that it is almost 3 months since you left us. keep singing with the angels my precious Papa. You are unforgettable..."

This tribute was added by titilola ayotunde-rotifa on 19th January 2016

"Two months today Papa, since you left to be with the Lord. Two unbelievable months...each day Fifi and Ore find something to say that brings memories of you back to mind. The pain of your departure is still here in my heart, but step by step, I am making choices I believe honour you. Mom has been strong, we all draw strength from her. I know it hasn't been easy for her or any of us to really come to terms with the fact that you have gone...I know you are at rest, joyful even where you are but we miss you dreadfully all the same. Thank you for being a great dad and a super awesome Grandpa. Unforgettable, that's what you are. Sleep on Papa till i see your loved face again, but not in mortality...in immortality...I love you"

This tribute was added by titilola ayotunde-rotifa on 8th January 2016

"My dear Papa, it is still unbelievable that you have truly said goodbye to us and it is only memories that are left...precious memories. I still cry, i cried at the graveside as your body was being committed; i cried on Christmas Day because I recollect how special you used to make Christmas celebrations at home. We are all still grieving but finding it in our hearts to continue obeying your very clear, unambiguous instructions - "just keep praising God". It is hard in the circumstances but obey we still are. God continues to comfort Mommy, He continues to comfort us all. Nearer and nearer draws the time, the time that shall surely be; when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God as the waters cover the sea. I love you Papa dearest"

This tribute was added by eyitayo olateju on 17th December 2015

"A special dad is hard to find,
You dad I'm keeping in my mind,
I wished you could have stayed for longer,
We have unfinished gists,
But I have accepted that it was time for u to be with the Angels
If weeping and prayers can build a bridge
Am sure , we would have reached heaven and brought you back
But I will never forget you oh not EVER."

This tribute was added by eyitayo olateju on 17th December 2015

"Papa mi owon, this very day 4 week ago, u went to be with the saints in heaven, how i wish u lived longer but who am i to question God, ( i actually did but got no response), the tears have not stopped rolling down my cheeks on a daily basis since you left us, its not how long a person lived that matters but how well, Papa, u lived well to the glory of God and thats my consolation and the fact that you've gone to a better place, Papa, i still check my phone constantly to see if you'd responded to the message i sent you on the very day you died, . wish i can tell you one last time how much i love, cherish you and secretly envy your achievements. i cant promise to surpass you academically (i wont even try), but i promise to continue to live up to your expected standard which has always been high. God help me. amen.  

Good night precious papa, missed you so very plenty"

This tribute was added by titilola ayotunde-rotifa on 17th December 2015

"My dearly beloved Papa, it is almost a month since you left us and many times I still wonder why you had to leave at this time...so many questions. But we only know in part now, when all things are revealed, we shall know in full. No day passes without a memory of you popping into my mind...I continue to celebrate you my hero, my champion. We try our best each day to adhere to your last instruction to us all which is to, "Keep Praising God". It is Sacrifices of Praise that we continue to offer each day. Your best friend, Mom pines for you endlessly but we are doing our best to stand by and with her as we all learn to adjust to living on this side of eternity without your presence, your laughter, your advise, your towering personality...Papa it is tough I must confess but even the way you left re-echoes Frank Sinatra's "I did it my way". I love you eternally Papa"

This tribute was added by Adesina Aladeloba on 12th December 2015

"I was rattled to say the least when the news got to me.His life was impactful and he imparted me personally. I remembered a scene when in 1995 during my  CORBON interview for registration as a professional Builder how he intervened as the 2nd proffessor after prof Wahab and Baba Oye of blessed memory. May the good Lord grant him eternal rest and in peace."

This tribute was added by Obafemi Afolabi Awotunbo on 10th December 2015

"Ojumo moo, ao gbo poroporo odo
Ogan jo wo, ao gbo woso woso konkoso,
Won ni eemi l'odee.won ni eja nla lo n'ibu,
ajanaku lo l'egan, araba nla ya n'iju osee
porofeso wa , ojogbon wa, baba wa,oludamoran wa lo.
Ki ato wa ri erin od'igbo, ki ato wa r'efon od'odan
ki ato wa ri baba wa od'arinako odi oju ala.
Too o, baba ema j'okun ema j'ekolo oun won nje ni alede orun ni ebawon je.
Suun ree o baba wa!.

I am really proud to have been a student of architecture in the EDM Faculty whilst you were a lecturer there. Though you did not teach me directly, but students do converse, you were a great lecturer, mentor and a great disciplinarian. The act of being forthright and being disciplined as a professional water down to us ( students in other departments ) in our faculty. Thank you for shinning the light. May God uphold the family."

This tribute was added by Obafemi Afolabi Awotunbo on 10th December 2015

"Ojumo moo, ao gbo poroporo odo
Ogan jo wo, ao gbo woso woso konkoso,
Won ni eemi l'odee.won ni eja nla lo n'ibu,
ajanaku lo l'egan, araba nla ya n'iju osee
porofeso wa , ojogbon wa, baba wa,oludamoran wa lo.
Ki ato wa ri erin od'igbo, ki ato wa r'efon od'odan
ki ato wa ri baba wa od'arinako odi oju ala.
Too o, baba ema j'okun ema j'ekolo oun won nje ni alede orun ni ebawon je.
Suun ree o baba wa!.

I am really proud to have been a student of architecture in the EDM Faculty whilst you were a lecturer there. Though you did not teach me directly, but students do converse, you were a great lecturer, mentor and a great disciplinarian. The act of being forthright and being disciplined as a professional water down to us ( students in other departments ) in our faculty. Thank you for shinning the light. May God uphold the family."

This tribute was added by Kemi Babatunde on 10th December 2015

"I must now bid you farewell, Uncle. I remember you as a loving father who would do the very best for his children but also demanded their utmost best in life. Their successes in life is a testimony to this. No one is truly gone as long as they are remembered. May God keep you, Papa Olubayo T Olateju, in His hands until we meet again. Amen."

This tribute was added by Olumuyiwa Dada on 10th December 2015

"May the soul of my departed professor, lecturer and mentor rest in perfect peace and our good God to give the family he left behind the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Prof. as we call him, was my Head of Department, lecturer and project dissertation supervisor at the department of Building of Obafemi Awolowo university at Ile-Ife between 1985 - 1990. May his soul find peace in God's bosom. Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Toyin Omozuwa on 3rd December 2015

"I'm yet to come to terms with your passing to glory. The truth is that those we love and cherish, we never want them to ever leave.
A great  husband to my aunt,
A great father to my cousins,
An exemplary leader to us all! Loving and so selfless.
We will miss you so greatly: your love, care, jokes, frank talk, and fatherly counsel. We are however comforted that someday, we will meet to part no more.


Goodnight, uncle."

This tribute was added by Francis Giwa on 2nd December 2015

"E ku ara feraku, eni
rere loo.
Ajanaku sun bi oke. Haa igi daa.
Igi daa loko, ekan baale.
Ki a to ri erin, o di igbo.
Ki a to ri efon, o di odan.
Ki a to ri eni bi ojogbon wa,
O di oju ala.
Sunre o ! Ojogbon wa, Ana wa, baba wa, oluko wa."

This tribute was added by SholaTunde Goodluck on 1st December 2015

"Sir Olubayo Timothy Olateju, 'didun ni iranti awon olododo! You will be dearly miss among your colleagues, the students and your entire family. We love you but God loves you most. May your gentle soul continue to rest in the Lord until the resurrection day.
Baba 'Tayo, sun ire o! O digba!"

This tribute was added by Grace Sowemimo on 1st December 2015

"I never met you physically, but your wonderful daughter Titi says so many great things about you even while you were alive. I remember she was worried about you and we prayed for you few weeks before your departure to a greater place. To have such a lovely daughter is an indication that you were an astounding dad.  Though you are no more, your works live forever. Sleep well sir."

This tribute was added by Adenike Akobi on 1st December 2015

"Rest in peace grandpa,we will forever miss you.Nur two Sapphiire,Divine schools."

This tribute was added by Adenike Akobi on 1st December 2015

"Rest in peace,your memory will forever linger!"

This tribute was added by Enweoru UStin on 28th November 2015

"Its unfortunate that I didn't have a personal relationship with Him but from all I've heard from friends, Lt. Emeritus Professor Olateju, is a Legend. Nigeria has lost one of her very own. RIP Baba"

This tribute was added by Adewale Ajao on 27th November 2015

"Daddy,so sad you are gone.I am very grateful to God for the opportunity of meeting you.Beside being my lecturer at FUNAAB,you were there for me always. Each time the road gets tough,you were there for me.You tirelessly always go extra mile to help me.You were a father and mentor.as you advised in one of our last conversations,i'd keep praying.
Rest in peace Prof."

This tribute was added by Odepe olukayode on 27th November 2015

"May he enter into God's eternal rest with fulfillment & the knowledge that he's left his indelible mark on earth and a living legacy in his wonderful children - Kayode Odepe"

This tribute was added by Funke S on 27th November 2015

"Though I never met him, he left a wonderful legacy in his daughter Titi as I am sure he left in all his children.
May his soul rest in peace and may God comfort those he left behind.

F Sotinwa"

This tribute was added by Segun Aluko on 26th November 2015

"Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear! Goodnight Sir…. Segun Aluko (Titi’s friend)"

This tribute was added by Lekan Sogbein on 26th November 2015

"I did not meet daddy but the best idea I had about him was  of a great man that was forthright and put his best efforts into selfless service. I can testify to the love his children have for him from all the videos created for his 70th  birthday. I taught I will one day meet this great titan little did I know that the cold hand of death will  take him so suddenly. Sleep on in the bosom of the Lord. May the Lord take care of your family . Adieu baba. My love remains with you titi"

This tribute was added by Omubo George-Tariah on 25th November 2015

"Stars are born & they die but not fading away because stars beget stars.
Titi,your beloved dad played his roles very well as can be seen in you therefore,do not depart from the examples he showed to you ,doing that he remains evergreen.
May his soul find peace in the LORD."

This tribute was added by Adeyeye Daniel on 25th November 2015

"It is true that God also needs good people to manage his work in heaven.
Otherwise why would He have called you all of a sudden?
He must have known that you are such a great father and mentor
Rest in peace.(CVE'15 FUNAAB)"

This tribute was added by Babayeju Ekundayo on 25th November 2015

"Rest In peace Baba."

This tribute was added by Olumide Okunmakinde on 25th November 2015

"Rest in perfect peace, baba Titilola!"

This tribute was added by Olumide Okunmakinde on 25th November 2015

"Titilola's father departs...only memories to recall. It is however gladdening  that for every recall, no matter how laden with emotional swings, there will always be reasons for Titilola to smile. The memories become sweet...of a very dear father. Ehin baba a dara o...Amin!"

This tribute was added by Demilade Saseun on 25th November 2015

"Tributes to you sir. Though I never knew or met you. But your product is a testament of your good deeds and constitution. A fruit truly does not drop too far from its tree. Continue to rest on sir. Eyin yin ko ni baje. RIP"

This tribute was added by Adebola Olomo on 25th November 2015

"You left a great legacy...reading about your life shows you did awesome sir and your works will continue to out-live you! Sleep on in the bossom of our Lord. I pray strength for mom and everyone you left behind."

This tribute was added by Kelz Nuch on 25th November 2015

"Hey ya, though we never met but these tributes surely testify to how beautiful your here-after will be; from your humane disposition and your affection for the children you left behind, be assured that an indelible legacy will forever be felt here as I was privileged to share from fifi and ore. You sure led a life worthy of emulation. Sail on till we all meet to part no more. adieu prof. My condolences TR.
Owolala"

This tribute was added by DAMILOLA AGBEYANGI on 25th November 2015

"Prof Olateju came to us at a time in dire need of CVE professors at UNAAB. Remembering his full agbada garb or 3 piece suits, he seemed to me as new wine in new wineskin, a fresh albeit experienced mind despite his age. Definitely will be sorely missed.  REST IN THE BOSOM OF ABRAHAM,Prof!"

This tribute was added by Clara Udeh on 25th November 2015

"May our good lord grant you eternal rest prof!..
Adieu papa!..
We love you buh God surely loves you most."

This tribute was added by Felix Ogunmade on 25th November 2015

"My friend, your daughter, Titilola adores you as her hero. She is full of your praises because of the life that you lived and the kind of father that that you were. Having known Titi for 18 years now and with all that she has said about you, I feel extremely safe to say that she is a good reflection of you. I therefore can easily say that I knew you through your daughter, whereas I did not actually meet you personally. As you transit to eternity, rest in the bosom of the Lord. God grant the repose of your soul and bless your loved ones with the fortitude to bear your departure. Adieu!"

This tribute was added by damola okunlola on 25th November 2015

"Sir ur daughter is like my sister from anoda mother we served together in d vine yard of God in school and no doubt ur imputs on her life is outstanding and sir I had a glimpse of you as a student in OAU daddy rest well at d blossom of our Lord."

This tribute was added by Okanlawon Abayomi on 25th November 2015

"Baba as we fondly call him in class (CVE'15 FUNAAB) is a rare gem who sees everything in life as a challenge, he made us see the great potential in ourselves and told us that "it is what u don't want to do u don't have time for" and everyone worked with that wise word... Prof. O.T Olateju, continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord..."

This tribute was added by titilola ayotunde-rotifa on 25th November 2015

"Your memories are so precious and priceless. I am glad that you knew how much you meant to me. I will always honour you and all you taught me as I continue life without your physical presence. I love you my very special Dad..."

This tribute was added by Olushola Atoyebi on 24th November 2015

"I never met you in person but I know Titi and how much she adores you! You were surely a dad in a Billion! With my knowledge of the good breeding titi epitomizes and having read tributes from your students! you surely led an exemplary life and touched many lives! You were clearly beyond a lecturer to your students! You were their father and role model.
You have gone to a place of peace! Rest in Peace Sir!"

This tribute was added by Bukky Ogunsakin on 24th November 2015

"I never met you Sir, but I didn't need to. Your daughter Titi is an amazing person inside and outside. A strong and well rounded woman. Knowing how greatly she cherished and adored you, speaks volumes of the great and positive influence you had upon her. I bless God for your life (well lived); and I celebrate you for the legacy you've left behind. Rest in Peace Sir..."

This tribute was added by Adebisi Iyaniwura on 24th November 2015

"Prof, what a loss, though we were supposed to have met and I was looking forward to meeting you. You were always a relevant subject between my lovely sister who is your daughter, Titi. I am sure your death will create a great impact on her and you will be so much missed. The compensation is that you obviously made an impact and left your marks on the sands of time. Keep resting in peace and glory."

This tribute was added by F Ade on 24th November 2015

"Your daughter Titilola and I served together in Cross Rivers state,and in the short time at orientation camp, It was obvious how much your meant to her. She had a hero in you .I remember the time we were allowed out to make calls, as soon as she heard her Dad's voice,her face lit up. Papa as she fondly called you, Rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus. God grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss. (Titi's friend, Femi Adeola)"

This tribute was added by F Ade on 24th November 2015

"Your daughter Titilola and I served together in Cross Rivers state,and in the short time at orientation camp, It was obvious how much your meant to her. She had a hero in you .I remember the time we were allowed out to make calls, as soon as she heard her Dad's voice,her face lit up. Papa as she fondly called you, Rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus. God grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss. (Titi's friend, Femi Adeola)"

This tribute was added by Ifeoluwapo Sarumi Adesola on 24th November 2015

"I knew Professor Olateju through his daughter Titi. We studied together in his office at Great Ife. Titi always had great things to say about him and I'm convinced he was and is a great man. May his memory be blessed and may the Lord grant his loved ones the fortitude to bear this loss. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Uzoamaka Frank on 24th November 2015

"Rest in peace Prof, ur labour of love will continue to speak for you!"

This tribute was added by Ade Ola on 24th November 2015

"How sad it is, unbelievable but true
Yes, heroes too do die
Its true death is a reality
Since birth marks the beginning of a man
So death comes to end the existence of man. Goodnight Sir, till the trumpet sound!"

This tribute was added by Jumi Odepe on 24th November 2015

"I remember your daughter Titi and I used your office in OAU as our reading room back then.From being a Prof at Ife, you went on to serve with the Oyo state Govt and left your golden footprints on the sands of time there tòo. My friend Titi adores you as a father and I really respect you.You are with the Lord, For to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord . Prof. Olateju, dad to my friend of close to 2 decades,Rest well, May your grounds be soft. Titi mi and family, e ku iroju o. Hugs and prayers, Jumi Odepe(Titis Ayotunde Rotifa nee Olatejus friend)"

This tribute was added by Kolawole Babatunde on 24th November 2015

"Accept our condolence. It is well. Will be forever missed.- Kolawole Babatunde"

This tribute was added by Adesola Oniha on 24th November 2015

"I remember the last time I saw you during the wedding all the way from Ibadan, I never new that would be the last. You have gone to rest and be with the Lord. Sir you have lived a good life, I bless God for your wonderful daughter that joined us to be family. May God give you eternal rest. Rest in the bossom of the Lord."

This tribute was added by Femi Adebimpe on 24th November 2015

"I never had the privilege of meeting Prof directly. I only did through her daughter and her cousin, who was my course mate in Ife. When an individual passes away and had the privilege of leaving behind lives he has affected positively through his children, his profession and his legacies, the mourning must be punctuated with thanks to God for a life well lived.
To Titi and her siblings,  may God give you the grace to live through this and achieve things that would have made him proud, if he were here.

-Olufemi Adebimpe"

This tribute was added by Daramola Adedapo on 24th November 2015

"Unarguably one of the best lecturers Great Ife had the privilege of having. A pioneer in so many matters. An astute Professional, serving not just the Academic but also serving his people, the people of Oyo State. Selfless, eschewing any replication or semblance of anything corrupt. He taught us that a building can stand anywhere, with the right will from the creator. A loving father, bringing up some of the best trained and well mannered children ever biologically and unbiologically. Sir, Heaven is having a Great Builder, A Great Administrator and a Fine Gentleman. I know Titilola (and her other siblings; Ifedayo et al), whom I grew up with, will miss you dearly, but our meeting after here will be sweeter, knowing you knew and served God. Please prepare a Large Room for me in God's many Mansions in Heaven."

This tribute was added by titilola ayotunde-rotifa on 23rd November 2015

"My dad, my hero, the man i worked hardest to please and not disappoint. You have left me with a wonderful legacy and I am so grateful, so blessed to have had a precious, loving, caring but strict disciplinarian like you as my dad. Oh, what bliss to have been your very own child. Thank you for being so strong, always there when we needed you. Those trips to Bida in Niger State, to Gusau in Sokoto State, Ondo State...too many precious memories to recollect and recount here. Fifunmi would always cherish you as Grandpa Ibadan who taught her how to drive with his Jeep (laugh), whose laps were were hers to own whenever we visited or when you visited us. Ore's favorite place to sleep was on Grandpa's "big chest"...oh I could go on and on. I still have much more to say. I am glad I got several opportunities to tell you I love you. I am so glad I spoke with you the night before you left to be with Jesus forever. You "built" us strong and by God's grace, we shall always make you proud. My Papa, my dad, my hero. I love you timelessly..."


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