- 79 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 18, 1935
- Date of passing: Dec 25, 2014
|Let the memory of Solomon be with us forever|
"Daddy, continue to enjoy your presence with the King of kings."
"Daddy I miss you so dearly. You are in my heart and thoughts every single day. I know you are resting right now. I am still vexed that I didn't get to say goodbye; to let you know I am ok, do not worry about me, the values and the morales you have instilled in me will never quench. My mission every single day is to make you proud. I miss you and love you dearly. So long my hero. Till we meet again."
"missing Daddy, but praising God that we do not grieve like those without hope. Thank God for the assurance of his salvation and the confidence we have that we will see him on resurrection morning. With his own mouth he confessed ' i have given my life to Jesus'. We bless God who gives us His perfection and takes our own imperfections on Himself. What an awesome work of redemptive grace. Daddy we rejoice with you, that you live forever with our Lord and Savior Himself Jesus Christ. See you again. You're greatly missed."
"Daddy/Oloriebi of the Omojokun family, we will ever remember you for been a good brother, father and mentor to us, you have gone to rest with the Lord but a day can not pass without remembering you. Baba rest in the bosom of the Lord. .Omo ogboye korun lekikan aba re, Omo agbori Elila toun tuho, Omo atotan mokore ale, E reni eyinkule re e Reni, Omo eleyinkule Adele wire. We remember you on your 81st birthday. Sun re ooo S.K."
"Daddy, we all miss you. Miss your tender loving care and your wise words. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord."
"Continue to rest in the bosom of our lord...we miss you daddy"
"Great Uncle, Sunre o, Rest in Peace in the Lord Almighty till the last day. Omo owa Omo ekun, Ilara-Mokin missed you so mush, all your relatives in Igbara-Oke missed you so much. Sleep in the Lord."
Yesterday would have been your 80th birthday. As we gathered together remembering you , we all still stood in awe of your attention to detail and how you cared about everything, you were the perfect host, you listened to people and you were never in a hurry to speak.
Your family meant everything to you, your children, your siblings even distant relatives.
You dealt with us all with great wisdom just like your name "Solomon"
You left a great void that cannot be filled and a great task for those of us who would love to emulate your caring nature and attention to detail.
I miss you very much. You were a great man, and not just because I was fortunate to have you as my dad."
"Your memory lingers; the God of all comfort will minister comfort and peace to the entire family members."
"Daddy its your birthday you would have been 80 today. We miss you. This morning we all prayed together thanking God for your life and His goodness and faithfulness to us. You had a good heart and we rejoice that you gave your life to Jesus before death. One day soon we will see you in glory and it would be truly great. Thank you for the life lessons we learnt from and through you. We are all the better for it. Very Kind, very generous, very practical, very compassionate and very loyal, you were one of a kind, very diligent, full of integrity, very content, whether little or much you were content. Daddee Dadddee, Old Soja, your memory is blessed. Funlayo as you usually called me, then one day not to long before you died called me Modupe i had never heard you call me that before. Once in hospital after one of those fights about why you had to listen to the doctors out of the blues you said Margaret Thatcher… . Many Sundays coming back from church after service i pick up the phone to call and say Daddy how are you doing? like i used to, then i remember that you're not here anymore and they don't receive phone calls in heaven. Sleep well till we see you again on resurrection morning. We love you and celebrate your birthday thats what you would have wanted."
"It's your 80th birthday today March 18th 2015,, Grandpa, we are rest assured that you are resting on your creator's chest."
"HAPPY 80TH POST-HUMOUS BIRTHDAY TO OUR PATRIARCH, WE REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE YOU TODAY."
"BABA S K .YOU COME TO HELP MANY IN THIS WORLD.GOD WILL HELP YOUR CHILTERN
YOU R CHILDREN TOO. SURE BABA DAY A. YOU ARE A GOOD FATHE.R"
"'The memory of the Just is blessed.'
You will continue to live in our hearts. Rest in perfect Peace in the bosom of our Lord.
Daddy, we shall miss you!"
""December 26, 2014.
I am so sorry to hear about this bereavement. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
As a member of the National Youth Service Corps in its early service years, I remember the highly revered military general (famously referred to, at that time, as Col. S. K. Omojokun) as an accomplished leader and a seasoned administrator that served Nigeria in the administration of the surge in participants that entered the program from all Higher Eds., including graduates from foreign institutions. The general had an excellent legacy upon which successive administrators built to establish a sustainable national youth service program; first of its kind in Nigeria and in Africa, if I have not mistaken.
May the Almighty God grant him eternal rest; and for the family, the fortitude to bear his passing to glory.
National Youth Service Corper,
1978/1979 Service Year.""
"A special dad is hard to find
A special dad I can't replace
You filled a space that no one will ever replace
Gone but not forgotten"
"General S. K. Omojokun, you were the doyen of The Omojokun Family.
You served your country faithfully and honestly as:
a) Physics teacher at Oyemekun Grammar School
b) Army officer and rose through the ranks to Major General
c) Director of the National Youth Service Corps
d) Director of the Army Education Corps
e) Minister of Labor
f) Ambassador to Cuba
If everyone emulates your honest service style, the country would be a better place today.
May God grant you eternal rest, Amen!
Your brother − Professor Emmanuel Omotayo Omojokun"
"We pray that the God of all comfort and mercy will comfort the family. It is well in Jesus name. Bunmi &
Olajobi Makinwa and family"
""The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance" (Psalm 112:6)
Your legacy stands tall..
Your vision lives on...
As long as the sun keeps
a set course, we will always
Cherish and celebrate your life
You were not only excel but also live a fulfill life
You were able to build a stable family while you were yet alive
You became the centre of attraction and the magnetic pole of omojokun's house
I will always remember the sacrifices you have made to keep and promote our family name
I will always remember all you taught me
Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad
A special smile, a special face, a special someone I can't replace
A dad that a son can hope to be someday.
Rest in Peace our PATRIARCH."
"As l've been thinking about the dead of General s.k omojokun, as popularly called, finally coming to grips with death is inevitable in human life. The legacy of honest, straight forward, obedient servant and simplicity, that u left behind for the present generation of omojokun's and unborn generation is worth of emulation to we all ur children and grand children. Rest in peace major General s.k omojokun.from Morenike Adeyinka"
"Jimmy, may God of all comfort abide with you and yours in this difficult time. Having listened to you talk about your late dad, I know his fond memories would be great to hold on to by you and your siblings. Accept our heartfelt sympathy!"
"My family and I give our sincere condolence to the entire Omojokun family for the passing of Maj Gen S. K. Omojokun. We pray that the LORD will comfort you with the comfort only God can give during this time and in the days ahead."
"My dearest grandpa I miss you so much, I am sad that you died but it comforts me to know that I will see you again in heaven.I remember the first time I went to Nigeria, my grandpa could not believe we were there. I remember when I would have the privilege to call him on my way to school he would always ask me how the weather was. Until we meet again Grandpa I will always miss you.
Love your grandson,
"Truly a hero is gone, may your gentle soul continue to rest in peace. We love you, but our lord God loves you more. You will forever be missed."
"We will forever miss you big daddy. You have brought so much honour into the family and we are all proud of you. Sleep on our dear father."
"May ur gentle soul rest in peace.love u daddy."
"A Tribute to Daddy
You and Mummy took me in as a baby, took care of me and loved me as your own. Shade Shade my pretty little Shade Shade was my song. It still sticks till today. Your unconditional love and affection, the way you smiled at me, the way you had a heart full of love for us as children has helped shaped me to be the woman I am today.
I thank God for ensuring that your last hours ended in glory as I know for sure we will be meeting again in heaven on the Lord's side. We will cherish your memory for the seed of love you generously bestowed on us children most of all.
Farewell for now
"REST IN PEACE Major General S.K. Omojokun (the Patriarch of Omojokun family). You inscribed the family name in sound of time as;
The best Director-General of NYSC
The Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity
The Ambassador of Nigeria to Cuba
and various sensitive positions you held in the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Defense Academy.
We will forever be proud of you and your landmark achievements.
Your life is a challenge to us (the in-coming generation of the family) to ensure we keep the flag you have erected flying and shun any step or activity that will drag the family name in the mud. It's my prayer that God will elevate us to take the name to greater heights and make more positive impact in the lives of the people around us.
Once again, REST IN PEACE our gallant soldier and our own PATRIARCH."
"I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May God strengthen you. If Teni is at all like him, he must have been a great, great man.
I love that boy, Teni. How fortunate I am to be a teacher of his.
"Tribute To An Outstanding Boss
Being a very good handyman/technician, I have the privilege of meeting a lot of people, rendered business help and temporarily be part of their life, but Rt. Gen. S.K Omojokun is an extraordinary customer and extremely different among all my entire business associates. Among of many leadership posts, he was the Commandant Nigeria Army Resettlement Oshodi, Lagos Director Nigeria Army Education, and The 2nd Director NYSC, Minister for Labour and Productivity, and Ambassador to Cuba. Rt. Gen. S.K Omojokun is a stupendous mentor to other leaders in Nigeria with exceptionally high qualities. He was not only trained to lead but also born to be a leader in many aspects of his life and he demonstrates simple lifestyle and treats everyone with respect, fairness, and kindness.
I met him early 1980s at U.T.C Technical, Ojota, where he came to purchase a generator, as a simple man, he gave me an opportunity to serve him without any connection, one thing lead to another and I became his domestic technical man aka ògá Jimoh. I installed the generator at his Ilara-mokin home; remarkably, the generator is still working till I left Nigeria to U.S.A in 2012. I’m not a simple technical man but actually performing technical jobs which incudes electrical/electronic work, mechanical work, plumbing work, carpentry work etc. He allowed me to serve him in all areas of needs. What a simple lifestyle!
As a terrific mentor, many of his senior and junior colleagues always need his opinion and word of wisdom in making lifetime decision that will not only affect their political career but many human lives, communities and entire nation in a positive direction. As a diligent officer, he never missed or late for his schedule routine programs, prompt and punctual for all meetings and never leave early from office, and constantly working to solve uncommon problems by providing useful insights and practical solutions. No wonder he is always the head of all the positions held in military. What an extraordinary and exceptional leader, our military will may take decades to produce such a discipline officer.
As a family head, we call him “daddy” and as for me, technical man, he calls me “General”. I witness many times without numbers when his kinsman come for counseling for rising matter and the first few words from daddy would be “calm down”, “e nísùúrù ní o òrò kòrí báyen o. Daddy knows how to calm storm, he is my personal superhero and I learnt so much from him. He knows the condition of the day and accommodates good relationship with the entire domestic staffs. He understands your position and problems without saying it and communicates effectively with good sense of humor. When he is in high spirit, he will call any of his favorite “ògá” and ready to solve the situation by kind or cash depending on the need. So therefore, everyone want to be called “ògá’. He never used his position to oppress anyone and all the children and families emulates this characteristic and therefore treat all the domestic staffs with respect. The children usually call me “ògá Jimoh”. Apart from numerous civilian friends and associates like the Chief Bakare and Mr. Jimoh (not Jimoh the technician), there are some close military friends like Gen. David Jembewon and Gen. Akpan, they communicate regularly. S.gt Christopher is the longest loyal personal driver to daddy.
His death is not only a great loss to the family and friends but the Ilara-mokin, Ondo state, Nigeria Military and country as a whole. He is a man that always wipes other people tears away and never worried about how much he gives but how many receives. An honest man that lives within his means and other material wealth means nothing to him. He is not just a brilliant soldier but believes in integrity, merit, dedication, and just for all. “sùn ree ògámi àtàtà, sùn ree bàba Fúnmi and you will always be missed and remembered.
Note: For all domestic staffs especially, Agege, Oshin, Kehinde, James, Aliu, John, Abiola, and many others that I did not mention can contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 832-814-7586."
"As I've been thinking about the dead of General S.K omojokun, as popularly called, finally coming to grips with death is inevitable in human life.
The legacy of honest, straight forward, obedient servant and simplicity, that you left behind, for the present generation of omojokun's and unborn generation, is worth of emulations, to we all your children and grandchildren.
As I could remember, in few years back, when my husband and I, called to wish you, happy new year,what you said to my husband in yoruba still fresh in his memory, 'Oko Morenike Sho Ti Renike', I can't stop laughing.
Rest in peace, Mojar General S.K Omojokun.
from:Morenike Omojokun Adeyinka"
"Is gone, is gone, is gonn. the pillar is gone, the hornest and gallant soldier is gone, the soldier with zero corruption during his time in service as NYSC Director and as a minister of labour Employment and Pproductivity is gone. Baba majokun, maje ekolo, ohun ti won ba n je lorun ni ki o ba won je Kikiowo sun re o, Omo ogboye korun lekikan baba re, sun re o. We shall ever miss you. RIPP. By Philip A. Omojokun."
"What A Great Loss of a Great Man in the Family, your fame makes the family known everywhere, I was respected instead of been harassed for carrying a laptop at the mention of my surname to the police in Ikeja, Lagos. I can remember 2011, I and my Dad was in your house at Ilara when I wanted to enrol for DSSC Nigerian Air Force for directive. Though I was not successful on getting to Kaduna but your words enlightened me, how I wish your dead can be raised at least to uphold the fame of the Family. SUNREOO till we will meet and part no more Baba General.
"Indeed a rare gem is gone!
You lived a fulfilled life and died as a hero. I will forever miss you big daddy. Your advice and encouragement keeps me going. I can't forget our last conversation on the phone. You're indeed a father and your kindness will linger in my heart forever. You're gone, but your legacy lives on. Rest on sweet Daddy.. I'm sure going to miss you. Love you still even in death!"
"The Bible conveys a message that death is not the end of life; it is only the body that perishes, the spirit can never die ... it continues to live. This thought brings a lot of comfort during the time of sorrow. When the heart weeps for the end of a dear one's life, the mind tells you that this is not the end, but a new beginning of the journey with God. Nonetheless, when grief over death, strikes us, it becomes difficult to be able to think rationally.
The fact that we will not be able to speak to the person again, to hold, touch, smile, or even argue with him or her, is enough to make us feel vulnerable and helpless. Life would never be the same without their presence, but it is important to move on, as they too have moved on from this journey of life to the next....Sleep on big Dad. Maj Gen S.K Omojokun"
"May the Lord who stood by him, used him to raise a wonderful family, served his nation's military at enviable height, and made impact in the lives of many, comfort all those he left behind, and those whose lives he honorable touched. May you all be blesses iJN"
"General, you came you saw and your conquered by serving your country humbly and honestly. the marks you left remain indelible in the sand of time. may your soul find eternal rest in the bosom of the Lord.
Requiescat in Pace Perfecta
You will be missed by all. You had an open door policy in your house for all children, including your nieces & nephews in-law like me. I cherish those childhood & early adult days that we all went back & forth in Lagos & Ilara. I'm glad God gave me the opportunity to see you the last time I did.
May your contributions to Nigeria as a nation, and to the Nigerian government never be forgotten, but keep reaping fruits in the lives of those who benefited by them.
I am glad the Lord is receiving you into His arms of comfort, filled with peace & everlasting joy.
Adieu daddy, till we meet again,
Your niece - Bolanle Babayemi (nee Odeyemi)."
"I offer my sincere condolence to the entire family. May God comfort you because Major Gen S. K. Omojokun has passed into eternal glory.
Adieu ! to a great man who was a leader and God- fearing. His life was an inspiration to all.
You were indeed a loyal friend of my father even to the very end. May your soul rest in the bosom of our Lord,until we all meet to part no more.
E Sun re o !!
Mrs.Tina Adedeji (Nee Atalabi )"
"What a beautiful tribute. I am so sorry for your loss and my heart is heavy as I read about your last moments with your dear Father, but praising God at the peace and restoration he has now. May our Lord and Savior wrap His arms around the family and comfort you.
From Andrea Baines, TOCS"
"Although I did not know him personally, I see that Major General S.K.Omojokun was an accomplished, highly respected and loved man. I send my deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to Pastor Funmi Obilana and the rest of his family."
"May the Lord comfort every member of the family and give you peace at this time."
"May God comfort the entire family during this period. May you find love, peace, and rest in the days ahead. Amen."
"Adieu!!! Baba oninu 're... you will be greatly missed by all...
"Rest in the bosom of our The King of kings forever sir."
"Thank God for a life dedicated to service. Your contribution to the education unit of the Nigerian Army will always be remembered. The Almighty God who is God of comfort will comfort your entire family, friends and contemporaries. He will fill any vacuum for them. It is well with everyone in your family. We pray that we shall meet on the last day in eternity and others will be drawn to the Lord in this season."
"GOODNIGHT TO 'AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN'
We just lost my uncle Major General S.K.Omojokun a few hours ago this Christmas afternoon. A complete gentleman of integrity and an epitome of uprightness, he touched many lives while serving Nigeria in various capacities as Director of the NYSC, Ambassador to Cuba, Minister for Labour and Productivity, etc etc. He will most fondly be remembered as my amiable and gentle Uncle. He was one of the closest people to my father and we were just like one single happy family. I grew up in awe and respect of this great man and never ceased to marvel at how nothing seemed to faze him and how he seemed to remain so calm and unflappable regardless of what was going on around him.
He was a patriotic and great son of Ilara Mokin, our own little geographical corner of the world. Ilara has lost a gem today, one of the last of that 'Golden Generation' of Mokin sons whose lights shone brighter than the noonday sun. Rest on Daddy, till we meet to part no more. By Ayodele Bakare"
You are such a rare one!
You touched so many lives and you always have a way of making everyone special in their own way no matter what.
My Sweet Daddy, My Best Friend.
I love you more Daddy.
Always Your little Girl
"May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.Amen."
"My condolences to the family over the loss of your loved one. May God's grace and peace be with you all."
"May Gods eternal love rap the family in light and wipe away all tears !
In Jesus mighty name
""General" as we often called you in my family. I can never forget your infectious and charming smile, with which you received us every time we paid you a visit in your home. Always asking after the well fare of everyone, especially your favorite, Sade your my Sister, your daughter. The bond between you and your children was admirable. Rest in peace as you join the Lord's army."
"Sincere condolences to the entire Omojokun family.
Rest in peace noble Nigerian.
Our Famous School (Igbobi College) Song
"Teach me thy best that all the world may know,
What it is to have come from thee,
Teach me that I into the world may go,
Struggling ever for thy fame, Igbobi,
Give me a torch, which shall shine
And pour on all afar and near
Its radiance divine
Let hill and vale these tidings bear
Wherever there’s an Igbobian
There also is a noble Nigerian.”"
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