ForeverMissed
A resilient woman, religious, social and generous. A fighter, a very kind golden hearted wife, woman who gave her all to what she did. A woman who doesn't believe anything a man can do, a woman cannot do. We didn't plan it this way, this is not the way we talked about it, you just left me like that, it was supposed to be the reverse. I miss you and will always do my love. God be with you till we meet at Jesus feet.                                                                            Your loving husband, Pa Gilbert Akinshobo
Posted by Titilayo Ashiru on May 7, 2021
A TRIBUTE TO QUEEN ENO SHOBO.
GOODNIGHT TO AN HONOURABLE QUEEN.
Our own sweet and amiable queen Eno. How can we get used to not seeing you at our OLAMIOSA Lagos Chapter meetings.
We thought you would be there for long to continue guiding the younger generation of OLAMIOSA LAGOS queens on how to build on the solid foundation you and other elders laid.
You were a rallying point; so dependable and ever so committed to any good course. You stood solidly behind the Ivowi family when your friend late queen Evarista passed unto glory in 2019.
What a fantastic job your Committee did on the OLAMIOSA COMPENDIUM. You showed great leadership skills without stressing your committee members, yet firm and result oriented.
You loved OLAMIOSA queens, both young and old. You enjoyed being in our midst at all social events of the Association, always cracking jokes.
The music stopped too early for you, dear sister, auntie, friend and mum.
To say you will be missed by OLAMIOSA queens is an understatement, but we take solace in the fact that you lived a simple, yet quality life and you are now resting in the bosom of your Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Rest on, beloved and GOODNIGHT, our dear QUEEN ENO SHOBO (Nee UDOFIA) until we meet on the resurrection morning.


For OLAMIOSA LAGOS CHAPTER
Posted by Sade Adedeji on May 7, 2021
May her soul rest in peace
Posted by OLAMIOSA INTERNATIONAL on May 6, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY CHILDHOOD FRIEND

Oh my childhood friend since St. Williams Catholic Primary School, Ibadan.
You became my very special and wonderful sister- in law that can never be forgotten.
AH! AH! AH! (ALO MA DAGBERE) I will miss you very much.
I look upon God who know the best. It is well, we shall meet again at the resurrection of Jesus. ADIEU SLEEP ON

Mrs Ibiada Sagay
Posted by OLAMIOSA INTERNATIONAL on May 6, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY LATE SISTER, "MUMMY SHOBO" Nee USANGA

Writing this is like a bad dream I want to wake up from, but is is unbelievably true that you have answered the Call to Glory.
As the first child and daughter, "Adiaha", of our late parents, Knight/Lady Edmund Etim Usanga, you cared for us your siblings who came after you, in, one way or another, without exception. You explained to each and every one of us, with good knowledge, the underlying facts and circumstances surrounding our births, and the reasons our late father gave us the names we bear today. Sometimes you revealed to us our full names which we never knew about, especially with your early calls of birthday wishes on our different birthdays. Such lexicon! Such wisdom! You were also the great historian of our family, revealing and explaining to us our family history and connections, when we sometimes get confused or do not understand.
You kept our family platform chatroom busy and lively, with constant and important posts and information, urging us to be careful and prayerful to God always, even less than a day before your shocking demise!
You were a very humble and kind hearted sister. You were a rare gem, a strong pillar, a very caring faithful and dependable wife of almost 50 years to your husband, Mrs Akin Shobo, a mother par excellence to all your children.
Indeed we thank God for your life of service to God through Christ and humanity.
As Paul the Apostle stated in his Letter to the Philippians 1:21 ..."to live in Christ, and to die is gain", you have accomplished both.

Adieu, Adiaha Late Knight/Lady Edmund Etim Usanga
Adieu, Mummy Shobo, as you were fondly called
Adieu, dear sister!
May your gentle soul rest peacefully in the Lord. AMEN

Lady Dr. Stella Udoh (Sister)
Posted by OLAMIOSA INTERNATIONAL on May 6, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A LOVING MOTHER IN-LAW
Thank you for all your love and care over me mother. I appreciate you for always checking on me mostly at nights, even when I tell you to go to sleep.
I miss you and I pray your soul rests in peace.
Lots of love from us all. Iya wa Mummy Shobo
Funmilayo Odusanya (Daughter)
Posted by OLAMIOSA INTERNATIONAL on May 6, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A LOVING MOTHER IN-LAW
Death changes everything!
Time changes nothing---
I still miss the sound of your voice, the wisdom in your advise, the stories of your life and just being in your presence. I closed my eyes for only one second and you were gone. My heart aches, my soul mourns. Only a moment, that changed forever and forever is such a very long time, but you will live in my heart forever.
I miss the me I was when you were here...
Asiere ooo Eti Eka Ebe Mmi
May your beautiful soul rest in perfect peace, Amen
Magdalene Olurotimi Shobo
Posted by OLAMIOSA INTERNATIONAL on May 6, 2021
TRIBUTE TO GRANDMA
Time will always pass, but every memory I have of you will definitely always last. Thank you for the gift of love you showered on me. I appreciate a lot and I know you are in a good place.
We all love and miss you but God loves you more. REST IN PEACE
Odusanya Oyindamola
Posted by Valentina Solarin on May 5, 2021
*MY CONDOLENCES TO THE OLAMIOSA LAGOS CHAPTER*
Re: Late ELDER QUEEN ENO SHOBO

I am writing this piece to register my personal condolences to the entire members of the OLAMIOSA Lagos Chapter on the sudden demise of elder Queen Eno, an indefatigable patriot and pioneer of OLAMIOSA.
Senior Eno was my friend and mentor and contributed in no small measure to OLAMIOSA's achievements at the national level. She was an encourager, always ready to champion and lend a helping hand wherever and whenever needed. She was intelligent, diligent, focused and hardworking and humble to a fault. I nostalgically recall my encounter with her in December last year at the Thanksgiving party of the Lagos Chapter where she was among the elderly queens honoured with awards for meritorious service. While escorting me to my car as I was taking my leave, she humbly offered to help carry some of my items. Of course I declined but she stood her ground. To me, that was a big deal, coming from a senior to a junior. As a friendly and compassionate elder, Senior Eno regularly communicated with me to check how I was fairing.
The bond between us was strong and palpable. This probably explained why she would defy the Covid-19 threats to attend my daughter’s wedding at Abeokuta in January. This action touched my heart so much. Hardly did I get a hunch that that was going to be my last time of seeing her physically. It's been so, so painful to say the least. Adieu Mama Shobo, ęni iyi, ęni ęyę. Rest on till we meet to part no more.
- Valentina Solarin, OLAMIOSA NP
Posted by Valentina Solarin on May 5, 2021
Home Call of A Gem - Elder Queen Eno Elizabeth Shobo, FCIPM, B.Sc Hons. Bus. Admin

With heavy heart but total submission to the Will of the supreme God, the family of Mr. Gilbert Shobo has announced the passing on to glory of Elder Queen Eno E. Shobo, neé Udofia, who passed on to glory on Thursday, 11 March 2021. Until her death, she was a highly valued and indefatigable member of OLAMIOSA Lagos Chapter.
Queen Eno belonged to the 1961-65 Set and was in Loretto House during the period. She was also Church Prefect and Labour Prefect. She held a B.Sc Hons degree in Business Administration and was Fellow, CIPM. At various times of her career life, she was a Banker, Secretary and HR Manager in Bank, Government Service, Textile Industry, Steel& Metal products,
The sad news of her death this morning has thrown the entire OLAMIOSA family into deep mourning. She was a friend and mentor to many of us. Her humility and simple nature was outstanding. To say that the OLAMIOSA family shall miss her would be an understatement.
May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace. To the rest of OLAMIOS family, and her immediate family, may God Almighty comfort us. Odun a jina si ra o.
- Titi Solarin, OLAMIOSA NP
Posted by OLAMIOSA INTERNATIONAL on May 5, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY SWEET MOTHER
Words fail me, its shocking you left suddenly but I submit to God who keeps things in harmony. I had plans for you . I know you are in a better place in light, love and glory. I miss you, we'll all do.
Thank you for all the sacrifices you made. You were the centre that holds all together, the engine that kept things running. You were my helper. I am sad but also excited that you are in good place, where there is peace, joy and love, a place of everlasting light. I celebrate that. And I know you won't forget us just as we won't forget you, who could? You've touched lives.
Enjoy that bliss and extend it to us. I love you, we all love you.
You are here in spirit. You live on.
Olukayode Shobo (Daughter)
Posted by OLAMIOSA INTERNATIONAL on May 5, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY DEAR MOTHER
My dear darling mother, Mrs Eno Elizabeth Shobo, my best friend and confidant, my mentor, an angel in human form, a model, a lover of God with a humble and patient heart. We shared so much and had plans. You inspired me to move on in life no matter what life gives me. You encouraged me when all hope is gone with so much love and word of God. God used you to give me shelter in the midst of storm.
Emmanuella's Grandma, she calls you "Mama" you taught and brought her up with so much love, fear of God, teachings and training. You encouraged her in all spheres of life, you were there for her at all times: promotions and award giving. Ah! a prayer warrior, she wasn't herself when she heard of your demise. All your prayers for her and myself are manifesting in Jesus mighty name.
Mum, your death was truly a rude shock, I take solace in God knowing fully well that you're gone to a better place and we shall see at Gods own time by his grace. God took the decision for your life. I love you so much mum, I will forever miss you. Only God can fit into your shoes. I pray in accordance to his words that say "Ask and it shall be given" that he alone should bridge that gap in Jesus mighty name. My dear mother, your motherly sacrifices towards us your children in educational pursuit was really tremendous and very sacrificial. For all the sacrifices and many more both your extended family, people, friends, neighbours and mine, I say thank you my Gem. My dear mother, you have done your part as human, you left a very good legacy. I knew my heart drew so close to you on that faithful day, the 11th March 2021 after having a midnight prayer at 2am, I felt like calling and talk to you. I knew it was too early to place a call, so I decided to wait only for me to get a call at 6:35 am, I dashed down, rushed you down to the hospital, anointed you, prayed, called God to the remembrance of his words. I never imagined you wouldn't return home. I told God that he has always shown me things but this, he didn't. He knew if he did, I would have pleaded. That is why I know God took the decision for you mum.
Olorun ju mi lo, I am his friend, but he showed me another part of him.
The legacy you left behind is so huge and I pray that your children and grand children with generations unborn will continue instead and even surpass it in Jesus mighty name.
I believe in the power of resurrection as told by God, so we will meet by Gods grace. You live on Mom! Sleep well my beloved mother.
Adio Oluremi (Daughter)
Posted by OLAMIOSA INTERNATIONAL on May 5, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY GRANDMOTHER
I write this with great sadness over the unimaginable loss of a very good and caring grandmother. Thank you for your love and everything that you have done for me. Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place. I will be forever grateful and thankful that you are my grandmother. I love you and I will forever miss you.
Grand daughter Emmanuella Adio
Posted by OLAMIOSA INTERNATIONAL on May 5, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY LOVING MOTHER
Just like rapture, you left, you started fixing things in the house not knowing you were saying goodbye. That night you sat outside, quiet, calm and just looking at the sky, I did not perceive you were trying to say goodbye.
You taught me to love foolishly, put the priority of others first, love the brethren, give myself to service, offer sacrifices and never regret the good I have for others, I am doing now, and it should not deter the good I will do tomorrow, so many words to say but one question.
I pray God answers when I get to heaven why you left at that time you left. You have always been there for me but now, I am alone with God, it is well.
I love you Mummy, I miss you and love you so much
Okikiolu Shobo (Son)
Posted by OLAMIOSA INTERNATIONAL on May 5, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY LOVING MOTHER
To the world I am fine, when I am alone I am the REALM. I'm heartbroken and miss you Mom, you were very being and you will ALWAYS be in my heart. Although I cannot hear your voice and see your smile no more. I know you understand my fears, my heart looks for you. My mother like no other.
You left me beautiful memories. Your love is still my guide and though I cannot see, you're always in my heart. I love you Mom. Goodnight Mom
Olurotimi D Shobo (Son)
Posted by OLAMIOSA INTERNATIONAL on May 5, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY LOVING MOTHER
My heart is still sore. The memory of that Thursday morning wounds me. I miss you and always will, daddy misses you too. I find comfort knowing that you are in a better place., resting in God. It was a great journey. You and me through nursery, primary and secondary, medical and postgraduate school and in life, you walked and stood strong by me. You shielded me with the storms of life on your knees, pleading my causes in prayers to God, paving the way for me. If I were to write of your good deeds, this book will not contain them. You were the best of them all. This Thursday morning I came as quick as I could. I am deeply sorry I did not get to you on time. It hurts me. I will see you on the resurrection morning, at the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ. Live on, your love remains in me forever. Olukolade Shobo (Son)

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Posted by Titilayo Ashiru on May 7, 2021
A TRIBUTE TO QUEEN ENO SHOBO.
GOODNIGHT TO AN HONOURABLE QUEEN.
Our own sweet and amiable queen Eno. How can we get used to not seeing you at our OLAMIOSA Lagos Chapter meetings.
We thought you would be there for long to continue guiding the younger generation of OLAMIOSA LAGOS queens on how to build on the solid foundation you and other elders laid.
You were a rallying point; so dependable and ever so committed to any good course. You stood solidly behind the Ivowi family when your friend late queen Evarista passed unto glory in 2019.
What a fantastic job your Committee did on the OLAMIOSA COMPENDIUM. You showed great leadership skills without stressing your committee members, yet firm and result oriented.
You loved OLAMIOSA queens, both young and old. You enjoyed being in our midst at all social events of the Association, always cracking jokes.
The music stopped too early for you, dear sister, auntie, friend and mum.
To say you will be missed by OLAMIOSA queens is an understatement, but we take solace in the fact that you lived a simple, yet quality life and you are now resting in the bosom of your Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Rest on, beloved and GOODNIGHT, our dear QUEEN ENO SHOBO (Nee UDOFIA) until we meet on the resurrection morning.


For OLAMIOSA LAGOS CHAPTER
Posted by Sade Adedeji on May 7, 2021
May her soul rest in peace
Posted by OLAMIOSA INTERNATIONAL on May 6, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY CHILDHOOD FRIEND

Oh my childhood friend since St. Williams Catholic Primary School, Ibadan.
You became my very special and wonderful sister- in law that can never be forgotten.
AH! AH! AH! (ALO MA DAGBERE) I will miss you very much.
I look upon God who know the best. It is well, we shall meet again at the resurrection of Jesus. ADIEU SLEEP ON

Mrs Ibiada Sagay
her Life

Biography of Mrs Eno Shobo

She was born on that faithful day of 26th September, 1948 into the family of late Knight and Mrs Edmund Etim Usanga, who hail from Oboetim, in Nsit Ibom local government area of the present day Akwa Ibom State.
Her father was an outstanding police officer and it was during one of his postings to the mid west region that he met one wonderful maiden, Mary Sagay, from Amukope, Sapele.
Her birth came just after 2 hours of labour at exactly 2pm, into this wonderful catholic family as per available records. She maintained the faith as a catholic until her death.
The people of Akwa Ibom call their first daughter ADIAHA. This brought so much favour and gift to the family. The name ENO was given to her, which means GIFT; and she remained a gift to the family and others at large until her death.
She started primary school education at Aladura Mission School, Oke Bola, Ibadan from where she attended Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ibadan. 
She was an alumni of UNILAG, BA Business Administration and was a felloe of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria.
She worked in various organisations - JB Industries as Head of Human Resources, Crown Cock Company and Tower Aluminium until she retired to become a Consultant.
She remained a turning point in life of many; she was a family builder, friend, counsellor, intercessor, lover of family unit, disciplinarian, teacher, reconciliator, full of compassion to always help, very kind hearted and full of encouragement whenever you come to her with issues of life. Always smiling.
Looking back, we can boldly say she was and still is the best mother, grandmother, sister and friend in the whole world.
She is survived by husband, children, grandchildren, six sisters and a brother. We shall greatly miss her. May her soul rest in peace. Adieu! Adieu! Adieu
Eyo Brian Usanga (For and on behalf of the family)
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