ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Bamidele Adepoju 70 years old , born on June 8, 1949 and transitioned to glory on December 19, 2019.


Interment
Date: December 27, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 9:45am
PlaceGilbert Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Home,
           2100 E Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Following the interment, refreshments and brunch will be served at:
The Oasis Church
4875 S Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85297
10:00am - 11:00am

Memorial & Thanksgiving Service
A memorial and thanksgiving service will be held in his honor in Ilorin, Nigeria.
Date: February 8, 2020
Time: 10am
Place: ECWA Chapel
  No. 10 Ahmadu Bello Way (Challenge Area)
  Ilorin, Kwara State
Reception: M&M Event Center Offa Road, Ilorin
                    (Next to St. Anthony Sec. School)

Questions / Inquiries?
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+1-480-842-2232
Posted by Paul Olagunju on December 24, 2019
The announcement of the death of Prof Bamidele Adepoju was such a sad news to me personally. Growing up as a kid, I used to be the poster boy between Ile Aworo, Ile Esa and Ile Olonjeku and sometimes Ile Dagi  whenever the "ABU Mafias", great icons were in town for holidays. I remember once when he visited my brother at Zaria from Kano, he challenged me not to just eat my brother's food but to go in pursuit of my education. Such was his passion for education and pursuit of academic excellence. And reading from all the tributes on this platform, I am convinced, Prof lived a fufiled and an examplanry life, a legacy of service to God, community and mankind. His footprints are all over the place for all mortals to read, emulate and pass on to others. My special condolence to Mrs Adepoju , children, all the Adepojus & Ojos, his bosom friend Prof & Mrs Olagunju. May the good Lord comfort you all in Jesus. Indeed Prof Bamidele has joined the saints triumphant.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful."
2 Timothy 4:7 NLT
https://bible.com/bible/116/2ti.4.7.NLT

I may not have your autograph nor photograph, yet you remain indelible in our hearts ... Live on.. Uncle Dele
Posted by Lade Abejirinde on December 24, 2019
Posted on behalf of Rev Dr. Sam Love Adebiyi, Senior Pastor, ECWA Chapel llorin.

The sudden departure of Prof. B.A. Adepoju came to me as huge shock.
Prof. was a very fine loving Christian. He loved God's servant so dearly. He was a generous and secret giver to God, widows and God's servants. He loved his church so dearly, he would called from time to time to ask about how the Church members and leaders are fairing.  He has great passion for God's work for there is hardly any work the Church will embark on that he would not call even a far of to contribute his quota. A Professor with very simple lifestyle and good interpersonal relationship. The chapel family we miss him but our consolation is in Christ whom he loved and served wholeheartedly. Glory Prof. Adepoju lives on, Hallelujah!

Rev Dr. Sam Love Adebiyi 
Senior Pastor ECWA Chapel llorin.
Posted by Lade Abejirinde on December 24, 2019
Posted on behalf of Joseph and Joanah Ibilola

A TRIBUTE TO OUR BROTHER: DELE ADEPOJU
Dr. Adepoju lived a life of selflessness and he positively affected so many lives with whom he had contact. Such people include students, members of church groups, and acquaintances. He gave himself totally to his family, success of his students, impacting information that the students needed to succeed in their chosen fields of study. 
Our family was a beneficiary of help and support from the Adepoju family, my wife having gone to the same secondary school with Mrs. Adepoju. We reconnected with the family when we came to Kano in 1986.
The Adepoju family was instrumental to my wife's eventual employment in BUK. We will miss Dr. Adepoju 's candor , wisdom , love and compassion. He was a friend and a brother. We pray God to console and comfort the Wife, Children, Grandchildren and the Church at large.

From Joseph and Joanah Ibilola.
Posted by Kalu Okorie Kalu on December 24, 2019
Our daddy our daddy, we met, we shared love and fellowship in Kano Family Fellowship. Your love for the lord and simplicity of lifestyle made so many people both new and old couples stick to you. Though we had left Kano when the lord finally answered your life long prayers of granting my family the fruit of the womb, you still called us to express your joy. Daddy, you were a father indeed. We will forever miss you. Since your home call is precious in God's sight, we can only desire to end well as you have done. Adieu PAPA ADEPOJU.
Posted by Rahila Jameson on December 24, 2019
Papa Adepoju, our dear papa, we love you but the lord loved you more. Your gentle attitude is a thing that I will never forget those days in the chapel, thank you for being a father to us all. You will be greatly missed.
Posted by Mnguhilen Chirchan on December 24, 2019
Daddy, I knew you personally for only a short time, but that was enough for you to have an impact in my life and my family by extension. You always had a good advice for me and always engaged me in wonderful discussions. I lost my biological father this year and now you too. God is all knowing and only He knows why He chose to take you now.
You will be forever missed. Rest on in glory in the bosom of Christ with all the saints.
Adieu Baba.
Posted by Olabisi Adeyinka on December 24, 2019
Daddy,

The news of your transition is still a shock to us and since Sydney morning time that we got it, we've being trying to pull ourselves together and wondering which angle we should come in writing a tribute about you. Tough though that you left us, we notwithstanding accept the divine verdict of God - it's time to leave!

Prof, you were a gentleman to the core, a true academia with no guile and a practising Christian to the accolade of heaven. Our time together in Unilag & BUK will forever be cherished. When you love, it was to the end. Even in far away Sydney, you never stop checking on my whole family.

Daddy, you've left a true legacy behind. We'll miss your everything - Godly and candid advise; unique jokes and words of encouragement. Sleep on, true soldier of Christ until we see again at the bosom of Abraham.

Pastor Olabisi Adeyinka
Sydney - Australia
Posted by Alao Gabriel Akingbade on December 24, 2019
For Prof Adepoju,

The news of your transition to the true next level and one that is eternal did come to me as a shock. A rude one at that.
The questions came.
1. What of your planned retirement time and activities
2. What of your deserved rest from the years of faithful & truly hard labour at BUK?
3. Why was a visit and rest period with the children and grandchildren turned to a path of departure from this life?
The redeemed and faithful are not asked in scripture not to ponder about issues when mysteries like this happen. God only requires that we should not lose hope or trust in Him despite the uncertainties and heartaches they bring.
I remembered the few of your life's journeys I was priviledged to have you share with me.
And as I wondered again and asked the why, the words of these poems by Prof Thomas Grey & Sir Raleigh came to mind:
A) Elegy - Thomas Grey
Full many a gem of purest ray serene,
The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear:
Full many a flow'r is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air. ------------------
On some fond breast the parting soul relies,
Some pious drops the closing eye requires;
Ev'n from the tomb the voice of Nature cries,
Ev'n in our ashes live their wonted fires.

B) Even Such Is Time - Sir Raleigh
Even such is time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with age and dust;
Who, in the dark and silent grave,
When we have wandered all our ways,
Shuts up the story of our days.
But from this earth, this grave, this dust,
My God shall raise me up, I trust. - Sir Walter Raleigh

Your transit, as indeed that of all believers in Jesus Christ, is an end that is the true begining.
Not many are chanced to have this assurance of hope.
I rejoice in the knowledge that I know you are among the faithful few.
Brother Akingbade Alao - December 24, 2019
Posted by Lade Abejirinde on December 23, 2019
Posted on behalf of Pastor Abiodun Suleiman

Tribute to Daddy Adepoju
It’s with unexplainable surprise to hear that Daddy B. A Adepoju has been taken away to be with the Lord. In this we are still grateful to know that he fought the good fight of faith and lived his last days connected to the source of salvation through Jesus Christ.

I am deeply honoured and blessed to have known Daddy Bamidele Adepoju. A great encourager, mentor and a supporter of God's work, God's ministers, and always ready to please God in all ways humanly possible. Daddy has been a blessing in my life since my days at BUK, a rare gem to have encountered in my life.  We are thankful for the life you lived which keeps reminding those of us left behind that "Great faith is a product of great fights." 

I was so deeply saddened to hear of his passing on....the great legacy and beautiful memories of you is forever blessed in my and my family's hearts. Praying the Lord God bless and comfort the entire family during this difficult period. My heartfelt condolences to Auntie, the Children and Grand-children. 
Good night Sir, till we meet again at the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ to part no more.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them" Revelation 14:13
Posted by Lade Abejirinde on December 23, 2019
Posted on behalf of Pastor Daramola Taiwo

Prof. Bamidele Adepoju, you are an unending epistle that will take any serious searcher to unravel.  You are like an interesting voluminous novel that one cannot  stop reading even after reading the novel several times. You have affected me in several ways. Spiritually, materially and otherwise. That you have gone is still like a mirage to me. It is like a dream, maybe I will wake up one day.
Oh!  a father has gone,  a friend has taken a sudden flight, my counselor has gone with his witty mind.
Rest well sir, a selfless soldier of the cross.
Posted by Ayobowofade Balogun on December 24, 2019
You were call to glory a loving father.
I'm weak, down and sad! Seriously in pained to write and say good night father. You spoke extensively with me before you travelled to United State never do I known that was the last call from you. The hardest part was when I heard the sad news in the midst of the crowd, I couldn't control or hold my emotions with shout and tears but through it all, I'm thankful. You called me daughter aka “my own AyoOluwa”. You remained strong. You were the kindest, wittiest, most loving father, full of humor, good intentions towards mankind, never discriminate, discipline father and the wisest cracks. In trying to do what I love in life and struggling to move on, when all hope was lost after the death of my biological father,you picked me up and instilled the best qualities in me. Helped each one that path your ways in own their talents. Your response to many of our dreams and aspirations was yes, that's right with other advice to be our backbone and your cracking laughter to our most ludicrous ideas let us know exactly how you felt.
Mummy is heartbroken but all you would have wanted peace and unconditional love is her strength.
I will miss you Dad and all your calls to make known I had a father.
Adieu Dad! My Prof! Thank you Dad for everything. Rest well. #Prof Bamidele Adeoye Adepoju#
Posted by Omolola Adeoti on December 23, 2019
Daddy Kano turned Daddy Adewole as we call you, the news of your demise came as a rude shock, it still is. I can't keep the tears from flowing as I write this... I can go on and on about you... You were just daddy KANO to me until I was trying to gain admission into UNILORIN. From then on I knew DADDY Kano... You had more than enough love to go round,your concern for each of your nephews and nieces was overwhelming. I learnt from you the value in family. You will always say "Mrs Adeoti.... You only come around when your mother is around,is that supposed to be?" I would always leave you with promises of turning a new leaf. Oh! How I wish I fulfilled those endless promises I made. I am consoled by the fact that you lived, loved and served the Lord. Indeed you have fought a good fight, rest on in the bossom of the Almighty Daddy...
Posted by Adenike Ajayi on December 23, 2019
Oh Daddy.. You are a blessing to all of us..A loving, caring,selfless and God fearing man..The Last time I saw you at Ilorin , when I came for data collection for my P.hD work in August...2019 You gave your home,vehicle and feeding...your advice, love and concern for me since I was a child growing up under you and Mummy s watch...You educated me from primary to secondary through University...Masters egree.You and Mum even gave me out in Marriage... You took me as your child..(My Big daughter Mummy will say.. and you will go like Nike you better finish your P.hD ! So your home calling by the Lord was a shocking news to me..It's still looks like a dream.I pray the Lord grant you eternal rest at his bossom, and comfort your loving wife.You and Mummy(Mama and Baba Adepoju as my Children popularly call you) are a role model to our family...One thing I know God has called you to rest from all your labours..We cannot question God..He knows and understand why you have to go at a time like this.We will forever miss you...
Posted by Adeleke Adepoju on December 23, 2019
I heard the shocking news of the demise of Prof Bamidele Adeboye Adepoju in burial program. It was indeed a very sad occurrence to me when I remembered that he retired this after a long time of struggle to attain the highest level in his academic pursuits.
Since last Friday my mind went through the years since I first new you in 1968 at Government Secondary School, Ilorin.
You were a true brother and friend not minding the age barrier. An encourager, very passionate in what he believes in, an academician who is always interested in ones progress.
I just can't say all that is on my mind. You were a soldier of the Lord and every persuation for you to come down south fell on deaf ears because you had something to accomplish for the Lord.
I pray that God will grant your immediate family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss and console other associates. Rest in the bossom of Lord
Posted by Joanah Gana on December 23, 2019
Aburo mi toto, Bamidele,the news of your sudden departure to heaven is still shocking to me. We spoke about two weeks ago and there was no indication that you were preparing to leave us. I was just getting reading to call you and Mama Tomi for a Christmas greeting but death stole you away. I am missing you and will continue to miss you very much. Your sweet, caring and loving ways will be missed. The vacuum you have created cannot be filled! Mama Tomi, e ku suru. E ku ara faraku. God will comfort you, amen. It is your Anti Ebun as you fundly refer to me . Adieu
Posted by Fawole Raphael on December 23, 2019
Daddy Bamidele Adepoju
A man of a great repute
A humble man to the core
A great teacher
And of course a Loving Father
Your humility cannot be compared with your life status
Your transition to eternity is indeed a great loss to humanity
We only take the solace in the fact that you're with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
Sleep on The Beloved of God till the Resurrection morning when we shall part no more
To the family and all well wishers may the Lord grant HIS fortitude to bear the irreparable loss
Posted by Wole Adeleke on December 23, 2019
A letter to Professor Bamidele Adepoju

Dear Prof

Last week I saw a missed call from Dr Gboyega Oyeranti. When I called back, he said "Have you heard?" I retorted with a question "what?". And then he dropped the blow as gently as he could. "I have just been informed that Prof Adepoju passed on". I was speechless and I am still.

When he provided further details, I just came to the conclusion that you and the Master and Creator of all things had a plan for you to bade goodbye to this side of eternity in the loving hands of Tolu the Aremo of the Adepoju clan. And also where Ibukun can reach very quickly to support him. And you were thoughtful to have Aunty Bolaji by your side. Even in death you were so organized. Thank you sir.

Let me take you down memory lane sir. 1977. I was just starting my basic studies at Bayero University. You were a Graduate Assistant and just about proceeding to the US, University of Indiana for your MBA. First time I saw you before the late Baba Samuel Olagunju introduced me, you were coming out of your car with stacks of text books in your arms. Obviously you needed the text books to prepare your lecture notes. How I still marvel at the corp of lecturers we had in those days. You were all inspiring. None of you had less than 2:1 and certainly in your case you were top of the pack with a FIRST CLASS. And you indeed inspired me and many others who finished well their undergraduate studies. I hope we still have men and women like you in our universities. Hmmmmn.

Now to your transition. You left with a bang like all saints. You ran the christian race so admirably and touched lives within and outside the church. You did what the Lord required of all men as echoed by Prophet Micah; " to do justly, to love with mercy and to work humbly". Thank you for touching our lives in a unique way. The good seed you sowed will certainly sprout and produce good fruits to be harvested by Aunty Bolaji and all the children and indeed even in unlikely places.

Sir, if I have any pain about your departure it was that you had just retired and all yours not least the grand children were looking forward to more relaxing time with you. Ok now we understand that your maker and Master loves you more. And in His will for you our peace is anchored.

You will certainly have seen Baba Samuel Olagunju. You must have restarted your friendship which was so close while both of you were on this side of eternity. Please give him our regards. Tell him that we still miss him every passing day but happy you both are now resident on the right hand of your Master where there is no sorrow. The legacies you left behind are unerasable and we remain ever so proud of you.

Please always look down to cheer on Tolu et al. You raise them well and certainly they will pass on the baton to their children unstained. And please do not forget Aunty Bolaji who misses you the most.

Good bye sir, until we meet on the resurrection morning.

Yours truly

Wole Adeleke



Posted by Fawole George on December 23, 2019
Elder and Professor was a kind and gentle soul. I can't believe I will be writing a tribute on him so soon. He was a family man, considerate and very friendly. I will surely miss his seasonal good will messages. If not for the sudden home call, I am sure Professor would have sent another festive seasonal messages this December. I will surely miss you. My sincere prayers, God will give all of us the sincere grace to bear the loss. Rest on the bossom of the Lord Prof. Sincerely : George Adepoju Fawole for the entire Fawole's family
Posted by Carolyn Akintola on December 23, 2019
I never knew you would leave us so soon . you were so caring and honest in your opinion. May the good Lord fill the vacuum you had left behind .May you rest eternally with Our Lord Jesus Christ
Posted by Ibrahim Ahmed on December 23, 2019
Baba adepoju aka Baba pounded yam as my colleague(class of 14) referred to him is indeed a father that is passionate with his job and impact knowledge on his students positively and at the same time always give room for contribution as well as correction!
You thought me Research in such a manner no one else could,for that alone, you will be forever remembered !!! Rest on the blossom of the lord Baba
Posted by Chinasa Amadi on December 23, 2019
Daddy. Hmmmmm... I dont know what to even write. I remember the last time we spoke and you said ah, my doctor daughter , you have forgotten me. After my long explanation, you laughed and still said you were proud of me. Years ago, You took me as a daughter and made sure i got placement for my housemanship. I will forever remain grateful to you daddy. You will be greatly missed Papa. Thank you for touching my life. Thank you for being a blessing. Rest well.
Posted by Abiodun Alabi on December 23, 2019
Prof, the news of your home-call came to me unexpectedly. Death was the last thing I dreamt of concerning you. I remember very vividly when I came across you in 1974 at ABU Zaria and you were so kind to me and my late friend Kayode Ajayi when you got to know that we were from Offa to the extent that you gave us some books on Elements of Business Administration.
You were so brilliant that made me to see you as a role model. You made First Class and that propelled me to make the same grade . Had I not met you, I wouldn't have been so encouraged to that extent. May your soul rest in peace and find a place of rest in the bosom of your Creator.
Sleep on until the Resurrection morning when we will join the saints to continually sing the Hallelujah song.
Posted by Caroline Yakubu on December 23, 2019
I am totally shocked and still can't get over this news. l remembered l spoke with Uncle as l always call him sometime in November. That day l was able to speak with mummy and Tolu. He later sent me his number to reach him in the States.
Way back in the campus he was a great support to us in the fellowship. Each time they had to travel Comfort and l were called to take care of their young children. Mummy and uncle could trust us enough to leave their home for us. We got so close that over 30years after graduating we have kept in touch. To say l will miss uncle is the least. He was so simple, humble and a passionate God lover. He was a great Teacher who modelled Christ in every way. Ah..l will surely miss his loud laughter and jokes.He impacted me in so many ways. l am confident he has gained heaven. My joy is that we shall join him in triumphant jubilation some day to part no more. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Posted by Mojisola Osiboye on December 23, 2019
I am so pained and speechless. Baba, I wish I had the right words. You touched me in Little ways that amounted to a lot. You had a soft spot for me. I can never forget how you came all the way to visit me after my wedding with a very beautiful dinner set as gift which I still have till date and definitely will keep for ever as something to always remind me of you. Gone but not forgotten. Good night Baba, rest in the bossom of your Savior
Posted by Oyewole Akinloye on December 23, 2019
Baba Adepoju... You will be greatly missed by the entire Christian community of Bayero University Kano, May the Lord bless your memory Elder
Posted by Timothy Olagbemiro on December 23, 2019
Prof Adepoju, the news of your transition to glory came to me as a great shock, just at a time l arrived home to reminiscent on the events of the year, and count our blessings! Its painful, its painful, its painful! But we can not question, God our heavenly father who knows our beginnings and our ends! We can only thank Him for preserving Prof Adepoju, and calling him home at His own appointed time, because He taught us to give thanks in all situations! We love Prof Adepoju, but our heavenly father loves him most! Sleep well until we meet at the feet of Jesus! We would miss your calm and collected ways, your smiles as well as your laughter, your winning ways, your friendly, gentle and Godly path. Good nite my dear friend! God will comfort us all!
Posted by Bode Bankole on December 23, 2019
Prof Adepoju, we will miss you dearly, you were a very caring father , a true servant of the Lord Jesus, a lover of God , a general in the Lords Army, a great encourager and Counsellor . We love you , but God Loves You more. You have fought a good fight , especially in the northern part of Nigeria with a lot of persecution , you have run your course and You have won ,  We salute you today Daddy , rest on in your Fathers Bosom , Till we meet at the feet of Jesus to part no more ....

The Bankoles  
Posted by Kehinde Adekunle Aliyu on December 23, 2019
TRIBUTE: Daddy Adepoju,
I don’t think I can be able to type all the things you did for us (your children, both biological and spiritual). You were meticulous, consisted, and thorough (very detailed), academically and spiritually.
Good night daddy, may God strengthen us all, YOU will be missed greatly.
Rest on daddy
Posted by Nath Ejigboye on December 23, 2019
TRIBUTE:
Prof. Adepoju Bamidele, you played your part very well. A good adviser, lecturer and a good defender of faith. Your wise counsel helped me academically. I missed your words of wisdom. Continue to rest in peace till we meet and to part no more. Good night Sir.
Nath Ejigboye
Posted by Dare Abel Lamidi on December 23, 2019
Daddy Adepoju, I will leave to remember your preaching in Bayero University Chapel. You were such a good vessel unto honour that God have used to disciple so many and win souls for Christ. I blessed God for coming across you while in the university. Rest in peace daddy and may the lord grant your family and the entire university community (Bayero University Kano), FCS-BUK, Chapel of Vicrory - BUK, Business Admin Dept. of BUK the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. good nite daddy Adepoju.
Posted by Olayinka Duru on December 23, 2019
My Darling Father

I met daddy in uni lag as an undergraduate when l was going through a serious persecution as a new convert from Muslim to Christian, he picked me up and stood by me as a father, encouraging me academically and spiritually and it was not too long for me to rely on him for everything as a father, because he introduced me to his wife as his adopted daughter on campus and then to all the children and from there my children grandpa, oh who will call me to take care of my husband very well, who else will l fear to cane me if l misbehave, who will send me money on my birthday and during my children graduation oh l will miss you dearly, you are just a blessing to my life and my family with a deep pain l am saying sleep well daddy till we meet and never depart again l will forever keep all your advice to heart my lovely father from your daughter Yinka Duru
Posted by GEORGE OYEGUNLE on December 23, 2019
Words are not enough to express our deep felt shock on hearing the news of your pass on to glory.
What an unexpected miss. My last discussion with you was about the 26th of October 2019, when you explained your travel plans in the USA and said I should not expect you back in Nigeria until February.
The association between your family and mine was more than that of friends spanning about 40 years. We have become a family.
I called you about this time last year informing you about my daughter’s wedding and you told me you may be traveling to the US only to call me few days later to say you won’t want to miss the wedding.
Till now we can’t get over the shock and your voice “Rev. Oyegunle - Eku dede Iwo yi o”. (Your usual greeting anytime we spoke).
You were loving, caring and outspoken. We enjoyed every moment of your association with our family.
Adieu till we meet again in the bosom of the Lord. 
The Oyegunles
Posted by GEORGE OYEGUNLE on December 23, 2019
My darling daddy. I can’t believe you are gone. It still feels like a dream. You were always looking out for me. I can’t forget the day you suddenly appeared in my office in Benin to check on me.
Your fatherly advice to my husband and I as the chairman of our wedding will never be forgotten. Adieu daddy till we meet again.
Tosin Ajibola (nee Oyegunle)
Posted by Omaka Omaka on December 23, 2019
Pa Adepoju taught me seriousness and focus. He helped me to appreciate what was more important. Truly missed, till the resurrection!
Posted by Samuel Ayo Julius on December 23, 2019
Your meticulousness and wisdom will be greatly missed by all around you Daddy.
Rest on Baba Adepoju.
Posted by Toluhi Omolara on December 23, 2019
Hmm! Daddy, the life lessons you taught me aside academic has helped me this far. The world has lost an icon, rest with the angels Sir and may the Holy Spirit comfort the family you left behind.
Posted by Sadiq Obada on December 23, 2019
"Mr. President, you must read well to be able to lead FCS well. You must always be ahead in everything as a leader." These were Baba Adepoju's very own words to me each time we had the privilege of meeting. I can't forget how he challenged us during our Freshers Chapel Orientation. He made us read until we had no time for relationship with ladies just like he has often shared his campus life with us. I would fine it very hard deleting your number from my phone! Your impart on us lingers for as long as live endures. Rest well Baba
Posted by MONDAY MATHEW on December 23, 2019
Your services will echo through eternity sir.Rest in perfect peace sir.
Posted by Deborah Bayode on December 23, 2019
Baba Adepoju, You were a great father and a lover of God, the news of your death was a great shock to me, rest in oeace till we meet on the resurrection morning.
Posted by Adeyeni Adedapo Adetunji on December 23, 2019
Daddy was like a grandfather to me and my family, he took care of me. He is mentor, a pillar,a giver, can't say it all.......
I missed you so much. If I knew I will not see you again I would have hugged you before you travelled not knowing you will not come back. May your gentle soul rest in peace In Jesus Name. Amen
Posted by Abimbola Adesoye on December 23, 2019
Prof. Adepoju was a thorough bred academic. Very strong hearted and frank. Never given to frivolities. A strong family man and lover of all people. Very broad minded thinker and easy going individual. He gave lavishly irrespective of tribe or religion and he was always ready to assist in every way he could. A shining example to ambitious persons and a light to wearying hearts.
Prof was a strong man. Your demise is still a shock, but God knows why. We will continue to remember you and your memory will longer on for a very, very long time.
May God give consolation to all of us that have come across you in one way or the other to bear your irreparable loss.
Adieu my articulate In-Law.

Prof. A. A. Adesoye

Posted by Femi Lawal on December 23, 2019
Baba has a pure heart inside out. I cant forget d day he gave me a ride from new site to old site without knowing me earlier. Rest on Baba, God loves u more.
Posted by Chinenye Gabriel on December 23, 2019
As a fresher in Buk, we heard so many versions of survival in the citadel!
Oh I remember that Morning in chapel you addressed us in clear terms! Hold your Faith and Love for God, Read your books.. These two will land you on a safe end! It did calm our nerves and gave most of us clear Landmark.. The news of your demise came with so many fond memories sir! You and mummy's smiles most Sunday mor'n was always reassuring! Daddy. Thank you for doing the Father's Work during the day! 
You are greatly missed
Adieu prof!
Keep resting Sir
Posted by Uzoma Akan on December 23, 2019
Daddy B. A. Adepoju will indeed forever be missed. The news of his death was like an arrow that pearsed our hearts. He is a father to the core, a friend that sticks closer than a brother, a giver for the course of Christ and the needy, and the supporter of Minister's of God. What will we say about the academic world without Professor Adeoju? A dedicated and discipline man, who influenced the lives of many students who passed through him positively, leaving the legacy that hard work pays. What do we say about the Christiandom without Daddy Adepuju? He always reached out to the weak, the backslidden, the downtrodden and the needy. His networking was superb and leaves no one in doubt. His crown will be glorious for he wad an example of a true believer. Daddy sleep on till the resurrection morning when we will meet to part no more. May God grant us all the fortitude to bear your irreparable loss, especially Mummy your best friend. Adeu! faithful and courageous man.
Ven. & Mrs. Bassey B. Akan
Posted by Bolu Awesu on December 23, 2019
Thank you for the love you had for our family,Sir. I still have very fond memories of our visits to Kano decades ago. May God grant Auntie,your kids and everyone left to mourn you the fortitude to bear this loss. Rest on Uncle Dele!
Posted by Ambrose Adebayo on December 23, 2019
The sad news came as a shock and totally unbelievable. When I called you about three weeks ago,you asked me to hang up so you could call to minimize charges as you were in the US. You still demonstrated your love and concern for others' welfare . Little did I know it was the last time we will talk to eachother. Your concern and care for those around you is unparalleled. You were a great pillar in Kano Family Fellowship . We pray that God will uphold the fellowship so that it will not die .May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace and may God grant mummy, all the children and relations the fortitude to bear the loss.
Posted by Kate Icheku on December 22, 2019
Tribute to Uncle Adepoju.  
  
We salute an eversmiling, God-fearing general.
A mentor, role model, a great motivator, a strong pillar, whose life depicted the God like love and life expected of a disciple of Jesus. Prof. Bamidele Adepoju who just passed on to glory.
In 1984 after our wedding, in Kano Family Fellowship, Prof and Mrs Bamidele Adepoju were our mentors who counselled us and made us a part of their loving family.They showed us love and care and were examples of what a Christian family should be. We enjoyed sweet fellowship together and this extended to their children in Port Harcourt. Far away in U.S, he often communicated with Amara, our daughter while in school. He was indeed a great friend and Uncle, telling you the truth in love.
For Uncle, there was no dull moment.He was always there for us, a reservoir of information of others wellbeing , linking everyone, making regular calls. His joy was seeing others happy. He encouraged me to go back to school and was very happy when I bagged my Masters degree with flying colours.
Today, we celebrate a selfless man, sold out to the gospel. Thank God, he fought a good fight and is now at rest with Jesus. To our Aunty and siblings, be encouraged. May the Lord uphold you all Amen.
Adieu Uncle, we will miss you dearly.

Elias and Kate Icheku.
Posted by Miles-Dei Olufeagba on December 23, 2019
My Professor sir. News of your Ascension hit me hard. Until I spoke with immediate family I still couldn't wrap my head around the fact that you're gone. That laugh, that deep baritone voice, your strength, your wisdom and compassion... Words fail me sir, when I remember some particularly dark times just a little over a decade ago. How you stayed strong and upright even in the face of a horrific loss still remains a huge wonder to me. Speaking to you a few months ago not knowing it would be for the last time hurts so bad. How much you cared about me and mine will always make me smile. I can and will never forget you sir. Thank you for believing and keeping faith with me even when I lost faith in myself and still your faith in me and my abilities never wavered. You were a positive force of nature.

Requiescat in pace, esteemed father, teacher and friend...

Your boy Myles...
Posted by Abolarin Olajumoke on December 22, 2019
Daddy, what a loving, friendly and jovial person you were. It was always a pleasure spending time with you, whether physically or on the far-between phone calls we had in the last few years. I still hear your unique voice and laughter, you were always a joy to be around. You really cared about people, not minding if we were your biological children or not, you were there to listen, advise, encourage and share your wisdom.
Thank you for being your unique self.
You will be sorely missed Daddy, we take solace in knowing that heaven gained an angel and we look forward to the resurrection day when all will meet again.
I pray for God to comfort, strengthen and uphold Mummy, your lovely children and grandchildren.
O daaro Sir, Baba rere.



Posted by Bridget Adeyemi Nee Oduma... on December 22, 2019
As a fresh student of Bayero University in1982, i was struggling with changing my course from sociology to accounting, i looked around me for one of the lecturers i could find a father figure in , then i met you. You took me like one of your children and did what only a father could do for his child, you took me to sociology department and asked the dean of the faculty to release me for addmission into your department since according to your explanation to him , it was obvious from my performance in accounting and its related courses that ,that was where my interest resided. To cut the long story short, i graduated in accounting and that initself was not without the practical assistance of your family. Your wife, too Tega and i into your house when the school was on strike in my final year, she said it will be better for us to study on campus rather than going home, you came back from your journey to find out that you had two additional daughters in the house and you took it with such joy i will be eternally grateful for.

Though we had times of lost communication but your kindness to me has never at anytime been forgotten. You left at a time i thought we have made up, oh how painful !!! My joy is that i will see you someday in the bossom of the Lord.

Goodnight daddy
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Posted by EMMANUEL OMOTOSHO Olukann... on February 14, 2020
Professor Adepoju is not just my teacher, he is truly a father who gave in many things to put me on. May the Lord be with the family and grant him eternal rest.
Posted by Samiat Adeola Adepeju-Oju... on February 6, 2020
Daddy! Daddy!! Daddy!!!
How can you say welfare to someone that lives in your heart, that's always a part of your daily live, is it your encouragement, your concern to others, your love always to everyone who cross your path, your love to humanity transcend beyond religion, ethnic, race & gender.
I bless the day I met you, introduced by my husband many years ago, you've remain a wonderful father in law, you always look out for us in an environment where caution is the order of the day. Am going to miss our jokes, you always remember our fasting period with provisions. You always look out for family and friends.
Daddy you encouraged me to achieve alots, so how can I say goodnight. There are lots I need to discuss with you, I was waiting for your return from US but God knows best. Daddy I didn't know am hearing your voice for the last time when you call me from USA, I would have talk longer with you, I was just joking with you that you should be resting that am going to tell your girlfriend (as i call Mummy) to seize your phone. You laughed as you always does when we joke that me and Mummy should continue our plot. Your voice of aunty deola ( has you fondly calls me) keeps ringing in my ear - Daddy how can I say goodnight. Halimat keeps asking so I will not see grandpa again - you always remember their resumptions with back to school items - Daddy how can I say goodnight.
May God uphold all of us the family and friends he left behind, especially the children and Mummy.
You will forever be missed.

Adieu Prof Bamidele Adepoju.
Posted by Tunde Awonusi on January 24, 2020
Daddy, I'm glad I didn't deny myself the opportunity of meeting you on August 17,2019.
I can recall very fond memories of you.
We spoke at length that day and you were very full of life.
I've got no iota of doubt that you've left indelible foot prints in the sand of time.
You will be sorely missed.
We love you but God loves you more.
Adieu great man of valor, God's general and father to many.
his Life
Bamidele Adeboye Adepoju was born on the 8th of June 1949 - the first of six children to Josiah Olabisi and Juliana Adepoju (nee Ojo) of Ile Esha compound, Erin-Ile, Kwara State Nigeria. 

After graduating from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1976 with a B.Sc. First Class (Honors) in Business Administration, he came under the employ of Bayero University, Kano as a Graduate Assistant in 1977. He rose up the academic ranks, dedicating 42 years of his life to teaching, scholarly writing and mentoring, retiring in June 2019 as a Professor of Business Administration, with a Specialization in Marketing and Finance .

Dele as he was fondly called by friends, was a devout Christian and follower of Jesus. Throughout his life he served faithfully and supported the body of Christ with specific attention to Missionaries and the welfare of Pastors and Widows. He was a dedicated member of the Chapel of Victory, Bayero University Kano where he earned the moniker "Baba Ijo" and of ECWA Chapel, Ilorin, Kwara State. He was also an ardent member of the Kano Family Fellowship in Nigeria. 

Daddy was extremely passionate about education, particular about excellence in all aspects of life and meticulous to a fault. We will remember him as a strict disciplinarian who had a large sense of humor and a presence that filled a room. Everyone will agree that Daddy Adepoju had an extraordinary grace for networking and he was truly a people person- eager to meet their needs irrespective of race, tribe or religion. 

Bamidele Adepoju was a devout husband to his wife of 42 years & 2 days- Bolaji Adepoju; a father to four children- Oluwatomi Adepoju (deceased), Oluwatunmise Adejare, Ibukun-Oluwa Abejirinde and Toluwase Adepoju; as well as their spouses- Michael Adejare, Oladapo Abejirinde and Titobiloluwa Adepoju. Grandpa will be dearly missed by his five grandchildren- Fiyinfoluwa, David and Daniel Adejare; TanitOluwa and TifeOluwa Adepoju, and many adopted children. Adepoju is also survived by five siblings- Mrs. Florence Iyabo Bukoye, Mrs. Christiana Taiwo Olukose, Mrs. Adedayo Caroline Dare, Mr. Adeyinka Festus Adepoju and Mr. Gbemileke Clement Adepoju.
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Shared by Samiat Adeola Adepeju-Oju... on February 6, 2020
Prof Adepoju is not a father to the Christians alone, he loved the Muslims as well, he will load his car with provisions during Ramadan and go about sharing it to his Muslim friends just as he always do to his Christian friends during Easter or Christmas, if he is not around, Empire Travel Services Ltd is his distribution point, he either has me to call, deliver or has beneficiary to pick it up. When Daddy see someone with you today, he will just add the person to his network of friends and he will always look out for the person.
Daddy name open door and respect for me in National Open University. Even when he was strong and told to rest, he will still be thinking of the student he is supervising, he will still visit others that are sick, he will check on friends he has not seen in days, he will still attend one program or the other. 
Daddy wants the world to be a better place for all. He always support others financially, morally and Physically. 
May God uphold all that you left behind and your legacy save the world.
Shared by Olukunle Iyanda on January 2, 2020
Only a few days ago, I tried to speak to Dele, just to exchange Seasonal greetings as usual. There was no answer
 Thought I would try again, not knowing he was gone!!! Dele was a complete gentleman, a true Christian, in word and deed. He was humble, respectful, and generous. He was my doctoral student but our relationship developed into a close personal one involving some of my family members. Dele was a conscientious person, hard working and always prepared to lend a hand to any one in need.
I am shocked and sad. But as Christian's, we must be thankful to God for the life he lived, the legacies he left in academics, Christian missionary and evangelism, and in sacrificial friendship.
I had thought the worst was over as he fully recovered last year. Well, we can only pray that the Lord would comfort his darling wife, his children, his relations and us his friends. May the Almighty God grant Dele's soul eternal rest.
If anyone knew the wife's phone number, pls put it on the platform.
A very sad day for me. Very sad.


TRIBUTE TO MY HERO

Shared by Roseline Omale on December 27, 2019
So painful........
I have lost my guardian,teacher,father,mentor,adviser,friend and coach....the list is endless.
My heart is broken and my tears have refused to dry.Every stage of my life has a touch of professor Bamidele Adepoju.
I was speechless when I heard the news of your demise and I find it so hard to believe that you're gone.Ever since then,I have gone through memory lane several times flashing back at all the wonderful moments spent with this angel in human form.
I never knew that my "good bye" to you in June at the Mallam Aminu Kano Intl Airport on the day you were leaving Kano to Ilorin with our lovely mummy after your retirement would be the last time that I would see your face.I didn't realize too that my conversation with you in November would be the last time that I would hear your voice.
Right from my entry into Bayero University Kano and all your effort to ensure that I secure admission into the university can never be forgotten.
*The role you played in my marriage as my adviser etc and introducing us to Kano Family fellowship just a week after our wedding has really shaped my marriage till date.
*You have always been my guarantor on all my jobs throughout my banking career and till date.
*You are always there for us as our adviser on investment,academic and career growth/development.
*You have helped me through my Christian living/faith.
*I can call you on phone or visit you if I need elderly and sincere advice on general issues.
Who can fit into your shoes?
I have learnt five or more fundamental things from you.......How to be humble,how to keep relationships,hard work and diligence,how to love and serve God
unconditionally,absolutely trusting God in whatever circumstances.
Your faith in God is second to none.You are very honest and open minded.You have a high sense of humour that you blend with both the young and old.My kids are so found of you especially whenever you visit us and introduce yourself as"their classmate" and we all burst into laughter.You're an inspiration to many.You're so loving,caring,generous and kind.You're so selfless and you lived all your life serving God and humanity.
How can I accept that I've lost someone as precious as you are?
The Bible says "Precious in the eyes of God is the death of a saint"......Indeed you're one.
We have lost you,but I am assured of the fact that the angels are welcoming a saint home.
Your memory is forever cherished.I will always remember your words of wisdom.We will surely miss you.We love you,but God love you most.
Rest in perfect peace our beloved daddy.
Adieu!Adieu!!Adieu!!!