ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ayo Adedeji. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Adebisi Adenipekun on March 16, 2021
Dear Hon Ayo Adedeji,

Your courage is highly infectious...You came, saw and conquered.

Thank you for inspiring my generation of FYB in ECU and thank you for giving me the book - "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey" at our final service in ECU.

You remain alive in my heart and I know that your vision for Project Nigeria will become a reality. Rest well sir!
Posted by Richard Maduneme on March 16, 2021
Oooh my great colleague, friend and brother, Hon Ayo Adedeji, am yet to come to grasp with the reality of your passing, a deep pain within and saddening mood overtook me on coming to the stark realization that i have to say goodbye and goodnight so early and at a distance. Your warmness, outspokenness, comradeship and above all, love for people will remain indelible. Thanks so much for been there for me as my groom's man on my wedding and you will live in our heart for a long time to come. To live in the heart of the ones you love is not to die. Adieu, goodbye and goodnight my great colleague, friend and indeed a brother. Rest in Peace in the Lord.
Posted by Tej Amoksy on March 15, 2021
I still have no words Ayo...Rest well in Jesus...
Posted by Temitope Omowonuola on March 14, 2021
Rest in the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Posted by Niyi Egbe on March 11, 2021
Rest on beloved Brother. Never in my dream could I have imagined writing about you as dead at such a young age.
You lived a wonderful life, very positive and achieved much success within the little time we were opportuned to have you with us.
Our consolation, you stood for Christ and His kingdom on earth. May our good Lord see your young family through this and future challenges without you. Rest in perfect peace. It is well!
Posted by Tolu Fadoju on March 11, 2021
Your impact is immeasurable Hon. Ayo. You loved the Lord and you loved His people. You were always ready to help. Thank you for sowing seed of excellence in us. Death is rude, truly rude. We didn't believe and we prayed for a resurrection. This loss is hard. But we submit that the Father loves you more and that He will continue to hold our hands. You were truly a shinning light Hon. Ayo Adedeji. Thank you for constantly bringing value to the ECU household. Thank you for your excellent spirit. I ask that the Lord comfort sis Atuma, the children, the entire Adedeji family and ECU household.
We love and miss you.
Good night sir, till we meet at the resurrection morning.
Jesu ye titi aye.
Posted by Bunmi Oluwalasinu on March 11, 2021
Ayo, when I heard the news I was hoping it's a lie but Seun sent burial pictures and it was not a wish anymore. God took you away too soon buy He alone knows the best. Ayo, you left your marks on the sand of time, your sojourn here on earth was short but you made impact on lives. Rest on in the bossom of Christ.
Posted by Adetayo Oluwatuyi on March 11, 2021
My goodness! Ayo its so hard to believe you have passed on.

You ran your race like you knew it would be short, hence accomplished all you could quickly.

I remembered when you were tutoring me an accounting student some courses back then in school, it was amazing how much knowledge and wisdom God gave you, as it was well understood.

Rest on in the bossom of your Lord.

May God comfort all those mourning especially your wife and sons.
Posted by Olajide Bello on March 11, 2021
Yours was indeed a life lived to influence and impact many souls towards rising above mediocrity and making the most of their God-given abilities. Having once worked on a project under your oversight and also gleaned wisdom from your goal-driven mindset, it was natural to keep anticipating bigger exploits that you would do on bigger stages as time went by. This shocking and heartbreaking news of your departure has indeed befallen us as though night time arrived at noon but we have the consolation that you have given a good account of your Master's assignment for you on this side of eternity. Adieu Hon. Ayo. Till we all meet at our master's feet.
Posted by Dre Dina on March 11, 2021
Hon. Ayo, hearing the sad news was very shocking but God knows best.... Rest in peace my brother & friend with a wonderful smile. You live on in our heart, till we meet again at his feet.......
Posted by Abidemi Onajobi on March 10, 2021
Night falls and it's time to rest.
Rest on...AY

Yours was an impactful life
A man of infectious courage
You gave of yourself freely

May the almighty console your family
May they find strength now and evermore

We thank God for the life you lived
Rest on...AY
Posted by Adedayo Obikoya on March 10, 2021
This is a shocking news to me and i still find it really hard to comprehend. But who are we to question God.... Ayo, you came! you fought and you conquered!!
Adieu Ayo Adedeji
Posted by Adewumi Oyekola on March 10, 2021
Ayọ, you came with such disarming smiles - nobody could resist as it came from deep down your heart. By leaving without a goodbye you made it hard to know why we are here. You fulfilled your part but you got down at a bus stop we never discussed. You loved people, you existed for us. We love you.

Rest in the bosom of our Lord until we meet to part no more.
Posted by Obisesan Olalekan on March 10, 2021
Hon Ayo was a year my senior at Ibadan Christ Apostolic Grammar School Aperin Oniyere Ibadan. We met just this January at our schools 61st anniversary and he told me about his committee working for the Governor. He wanted me to join hands with him on the group and he told me about a group of students he wanted to train and pay for the SSCE/NECO/WAEC etc... He even wanted me to send some of my students to teach in the programme. Ayo your death was too sudden and extremely unbelievable oooooo!!! I cant just understand ....But we can do nothing but to commiserate with the whole family home and abroad, the ICAGS family, the Ibadan family, Oyo State Governor and Oyo State people in general and Nigeria as a whole.......Aanifirue gbaooooo
Posted by Adelaja Adura on March 10, 2021
Life at various point knows how to hit great blow, mostly in regards of people that you least expected those out turn.

Hon was a man willing to give to others, willing to impact you no matter your age and where you are from; a man that believes in you even when you don't believe in yourself.

Hon. was a lover of God and someone that cherished his family especially, he will always say "God said you cleave to your wife, nothing must seperate"

May your soul rest in perfect peace sir.
Posted by Taiwo Oladipo on March 10, 2021
Hon. Ayo Adedeji was a leader, a mentor and God fearing. We grew up in his hand as our youth leader then at Youth Class of St Stephen's Anglican Church Inalende Ibadan, he was a great leader and encourager.......He led so many youth to God, tutored many of us in a career path........Egbon, you will surely be missed. We love you but God loves you most......Keep resting in the bossom hand of God.
Posted by Olorunfemi Adedeji on March 10, 2021
Thank you for inspiring love, life and hope. Thank you for being a shining light. You spoke words of faith from way back: "We are getting into national politics, we are making a mark"... and you did.

To Atuma and the boys, be strong, be encouraged. Ayo lived a life of purpose, zest and faith. You are never alone.
Posted by Olugbenga Owojori on March 10, 2021
There are people you meet and straightaway you know they are men of vision and purpose. You were clearly one of them. Days in OAU proved you to be no less and enigma - you came, you fought, you conquered. Even though your demise is still a rude shock, your memories both in life and death still inspire. Sleep on till we meet at His feet
Posted by Austin Awulonu on March 10, 2021
Not one to keep quiet
Not one for half measures
Not one to hold back.
Live, give, inspire, impact.
Those who knew you know.

In mid sentence
You left us with mouths agape
A ringing reminder still
That here's no destination.
Life's a journey.

Adieu Bro. Ayo, adieu Presido.
We fasten our laces
To loose no pace
In the race
As we journey still.

Surely,
As the cloud of glory swirls
And the chariots mount
Standing by for the trumpet blast,
We'd understand this better by and by.
Posted by Shirley Oaikhenan on March 10, 2021
Ayo Adedeji was a go-getter with a difference.
He was fearless.

Having so many set goals, Ayo didn't wait for anyone to create a world for him to manage in, rather he tirelessly created and passionately built the world he wanted for himself which left many mouth agape.

It was like he knew he didn't have the whole time in the world

My heart and prayers are with his family which he cherished so much- @Atuma Adedeji @David Adedeji @Myles Adedeji and of course, his father and siblings.

All I can say now is AYO ADEDEJI 'fought a good fight, he finished the race and kept the faith.'

IT IS WELL WITH OUR SOULS.
Posted by Falode Oladayo on March 10, 2021
The news of your death was a great shock to me.
You will continually be remembered for the seed of positive mindset to achieving success that you watered in my mind and that of many of the OAU Agric CABALLERO '12 colleagues, during our FYB seminar.
I pray the Almighty God will console the family and loved ones you left behind in Jesus name.
Sleep on till the resurrection morning.
Posted by ADEBOLA ODUBITAN on March 10, 2021
Sir, you inspired many to be focused and dream, and to know that if they worked hard at it their dreams would come to reality and give much room to dream bigger... My first encounter with you was 45 days and I am grateful to God that you did make an impact in the short time you graced us with your presence on earth. Goodbye Sir ... Till we meet at the feet of Christ. You have run your race and you have done well. Sun re o, it's unbelievable but with God's permission the bell was rung.
Posted by Tolulope Olowoye on March 10, 2021
I met you for the first time at the 50th ECU reunion, never knew I would not have the opportunity to see you again. May you see Jesus and may the Lord keep us left behind to see you on ressurrection morning. Adieu my brother
Posted by Oluwaseun Idowu on March 10, 2021
All we are left with are the memories of your short stay but filled with visible positive impact amongst your friends,family and associates. You are simply unforgettable Ayo. Rest from your earthly toils till resurrection morn.
Posted by Yemi Akinsola on March 10, 2021
What can I say about Ayo Adedeji? A brother, a friend and business partner. I see the definition of new Nigerian politician I pray for in him. I held strongly a belief that he was one of our Josephs, maybe Daniels or even our Moses. This is one humbling experience for me personally and I pray that everything that he left behind will flourish.
Posted by Bimbo Dare-Abel on March 10, 2021
Your demise was a rude shock that I still cannot wrap my head around. You were a very dependable and loyal friend all through our times in OAU, ECU and of course 45 drama. Though, we became a bit distant by virtue of marriage, work and your dabbling into politics but the memorable times we shared will forever linger.
Heaven has indeed gained a brave and faithful servant.
Good night dear friend and brother until we meet on the resurrection morning.
Posted by Olusola Olayanju on March 10, 2021
Dear Ayo, you ran and ran fast and now the chariots have taken you up. Thank you for the years of service on this side of eternity, may heaven say well done. Our prayers are with Atuma and your sons.
Posted by Olatokunbo Temenu on March 10, 2021
Hon. Ayodeji Adedeji, wow, where do I start from? Ife days, ECU experience, 45 drama team as guest actor, Agric Faculty meets, OAU SUG politics - Mr. Speaker sir and parliamentarian, PMP trainings, ICAN, Business forum at Daystar church, Oyo state politics, just short of words. God knows best. You came, you lived, you touched lives, rest well. Rest in peace bro. Painful because you couldn't say goodbye. We shall miss you greatly. God keep and protect your family left behind. Till we meet again, shine!!!
Posted by Olubunmi Olasehinde on March 10, 2021
I still don't get it. Gone? There was too much to deliver, we prayed God will take you to the top so you could deliver them. I thought life had only just begun for you...rest on
Posted by Mabel Okereafor on March 10, 2021
Adios Soldier! Rest in the bosom of your Master.
Indeed your memory is forever blessed. Though our hearts be saddened, yet we are comforted that you found and embraced a more glorious body, where death and decay no longer holds sway. Shalom!
Posted by Joshua Adama on March 10, 2021
Presido,

Till this moment, it still appears difficult to accept the fact that you are no more with us on this side of eternity.

You built us into an army of unrepentant believers of the Project Nigeria. We saw in you a leader, who believe in working his talk, and leading by example.

You infected us with your uncommon believe. Your uncommon drive and sense of purpose.

I particularly would miss you.

Rest on...
Rest. Sir.

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Posted by Adebisi Adenipekun on March 16, 2021
Dear Hon Ayo Adedeji,

Your courage is highly infectious...You came, saw and conquered.

Thank you for inspiring my generation of FYB in ECU and thank you for giving me the book - "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey" at our final service in ECU.

You remain alive in my heart and I know that your vision for Project Nigeria will become a reality. Rest well sir!
Posted by Richard Maduneme on March 16, 2021
Oooh my great colleague, friend and brother, Hon Ayo Adedeji, am yet to come to grasp with the reality of your passing, a deep pain within and saddening mood overtook me on coming to the stark realization that i have to say goodbye and goodnight so early and at a distance. Your warmness, outspokenness, comradeship and above all, love for people will remain indelible. Thanks so much for been there for me as my groom's man on my wedding and you will live in our heart for a long time to come. To live in the heart of the ones you love is not to die. Adieu, goodbye and goodnight my great colleague, friend and indeed a brother. Rest in Peace in the Lord.
Posted by Tej Amoksy on March 15, 2021
I still have no words Ayo...Rest well in Jesus...
his Life

Life and Times of Ayo Adedeji

He was the Evangelical Christian Union (ECU) ALUMNI FELLOWSHIP PRESIDENT, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
He also served as National Secretary.
In office when the building project was initiated and has been a friend and link to the student fellowship for a long time.
Passionate.enterpreneur and politician, started from nothing but never let that stop him.
Chartered accountant before he graduated, while studying and serving the student union.

https://ayooladejo.com/a-chartered-accountantfarmerreal-estate-developer-purposeful-entrepreneur-ayo-adedeji/
He passed on 8th of March, 2021.
Memories of him will remain evergreen.
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Forever in our Heart...

Shared by Balogun simeon on March 12, 2021
I can not get over the fact that you are no more. I remember the program that you organized back then in OAU, You As A Product "YAAP" and how you inspired the creative genius in us. You told us categorically that our background should not be reason why our back should consistently be on the ground. I benefitted from your scholarship scheme back then in OAU. You even facilitated several project management trainings in my organization. I was patiently waiting for the day that you will become the President of Nigeria as we have once discussed. The last time I saw you in Daystar, we spoke briefly, I didn't know that will be last time I will ever set my eyes on you. What a painful exit!! Thank you for giving to God! Thank you for living a sacrificial life!! Thank you for making a significant impact to your generation. Thank you for unleashing the enormous potential in me and several others. We promise to keep the flag flying. We love you and you will forever be in our heart. Ayo, Rest in His bossom. Good night!
Shared by Adebanjo Edema on March 10, 2021
Bro Ayo Adedeji, I didn't know  you very closely even though we must have met at the EXU Alumni. Thethought of brethren  about you has created  the picture of a beloved brother that served the LORD It was also said of you as a politician and an entrepreneur. The brethren  love you but our Father who loves you more has called  you home. Rest in His bossom. Good night.