ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created by the NIGERIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION in memory of our beloved, late Dr. Evelyn Eshikena, 56 years old, born on May 26, 1966, and passed away on November 21, 2022. She was a past President of the Nigerian Dental Association with very notable achievements in the advancement of the Dental profession. Her demise came as a rude shock to everyone. We are consoled by the fact that she lived a fulfilled and impactful life. 
We will remember and miss her forever.


Dr. Adeyemi, Tope E.
President, Nigerian Dental Association.
Posted by Bola Adetayo on December 2, 2022
May your gentle soul continue to rest in perfect peace . You will surely be missed by all.
Posted by Sam Obamiyi on December 1, 2022
I had the pleasure of working very closely with Dr Evelyn Eshikena as part of the NDA Exco, and I feel privileged to have known her. She was so delightful, very dedicated and essentially a woman of honour. She held her grounds in defence of justice and equity and would never yield to any pressures that were contrary to her firm beliefs. She was an amazing leader and a wonderful person when you got to know her personally. It is such a rude shock to hear about your demise, but God knows best. Rest in the bosom of the Lord, Dr. Eshikena.
Posted by Olumide Jibodu on December 2, 2022
Evelyn, I still can't wrap my head around it that you are no more. I got the news of your demise through your daughter Marilyn.
Our paths first crossed at UNIBEN when we were in the same hostel - Hall 1 in the late 80s. We later became friends when we met again at Little Scholars now Scholars' Creche at Omole Phase 1 then where we both enrolled our first children in playgroup and discovered that we were leaving in the same area- Oko Oba/Iju axis. I recollect how you used to pick them from school when they were in primary school. Our girls became best of friends through primary, secondary, upper six as both attended the same schools till University seperated them but are still friends till date. As fate will have it, your family moved to your personal house in Otun- Akute axis and we also relocated to Olambe in the same area back then.
I never thought I would be writing this tribute at this time. I remember the last time I called you how we chatted about so many things with lots of love and fun.
You were such an amiable, loving, tenacious, goal getter.
One thing I can never forget about you is your discipline on timeliness/punctuality.
Your acts of service to humanity will forever live on. You impacted the lives of so many both young and old.
May your soul rest peacefully with your maker.
May the almighty God comfort your husband, children and all your loved ones.
Adieu Evelyn till we meet at the feet of Jesus on the resurrection morning.
Posted by Nneka Onyejaka on December 1, 2022
It was a great shock to me when I heard of your demise but I believe that God our father has the best plan. Continue to rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Yetunde Ajayi on December 1, 2022
May God Comfort and strengthen Dr. Evelyn Eshikena's family. We love her but God loves her more. May her beautiful soul rest in peace. Amen
Posted by Titilola Ibiyemi on November 30, 2022
The news of the demise of Dr Evelyn Eshikena was received with great shock.
It's really like a bad dream
Or what else can one call this news about someone with whom I enjoyed a conference fews days before, in good health, full of life and beaming with smiles?
And the next moment snatched away by death in the prime of life!
She was not well known, to me, before her emergence as NDA President but thereafter, her exploits to better position the association, the love for and dedication to NDA, the grace and poise she had to carry out her duty and other positive things made her to become very popular.

Becoming closer to her later, I saw Dr Eshikena as being Amiable and Approachable , quite Friendly and Forthright.

God knows why you had to go now . We are comforted by the fact that we know you are in a better place.
I pray God comforts all the people you left behind, Amen.

Adieu Evelyn Omoshibo ESHIKENA
Posted by Ify Menax on November 30, 2022
Evelyn, we first met as undergrads at University and reconnected at NDA Lagos. There was always this warmth about you and your constant smile had a radiance to it. In life you had a drive that made you perform with excellence. And the legacy is there for all to see.
Did not occur to me that my call to you the week before you died was the last we would speak. You told me of your upcoming trip, so what happened because you were full of life as we chatted. So sad.
I thank God for bringing you into my life.
You were a good friend. Good night.
Posted by FECHI NKWOCHA on November 28, 2022
Aunty, Words Fail me!
Never would I have thought the dance in Abuja would be our last.
Since we cannot question God, I thank Him for the opportunity of getting to know you and get close to you and your family. I thank God for the lessons I learnt from you. I thank Him for the Support I continually received from you.
We will miss you greatly.
May our Lord Jesus Grant you eternal Rest in His Bosom.
May He grant your family the fortitude to bear your absence. Amen.
Fechi
Posted by Idris Omede on November 28, 2022
The demise of Dr Mrs Evelyn O.Eshikena is a great and monumental loss. Our part first crossed when she became NDA President and by that became Council member of MDCN, the Disciplinary Tribunal and member NMA NEC. She was Quite amiable, rational in thoughts and contributions. She was often objective, clearly and subtly makes her points. God grant her eternal rest and Paradise. God console her family members and all those touched by her death and call to glory. Ameen.
Dr Idris Omede
Past President NMA
Posted by Osakpamwan Osifo on November 28, 2022
What can one say? Really speechless .

You were like a candle in the wind, you brighten everyone and your surroundings and then suddenly disappeared.

You brought meaning and life to NDA.
My interest and commitment to NDA grew because of the passion you exhibited.

Rest on my dear President.

We will miss you, but we know you're in a better place.

Adieu!
Posted by Modupe Soroye on November 28, 2022
The news of your demise came as a shock but the Lord giveth and taketh and one can't argue with Him. I remember your visit to Port Harcourt for our AGM many years back. It was such a beautiful fellowship. Sleep on in the bosom of your Saviour. Adieu!
Posted by Albert Akhidenor on November 28, 2022
Short of words at your sudden passing but thankful to God for the transformation you brought to the association. You set the pace and others will follow. Rest in Perfect Peace in Jesus name and I pray God comforts your immediate family.
Posted by Abah Ronke on November 27, 2022
Hmmm, a rude shock indeed! It was like a dream, when I heard about your demise, Dr. Evelyn Eshikena, but our Heavenly Father knows the best. What words can I use to qualify this jovial, humble and a loving person. You were just an epitome of a saint, a nice person. I can recall all my experiences at our Dental conferences, ever with charming smiles. You could flow in the midst of the junior, senior and your colleagues very well, a sign of humility.
May your gentle soul rest in the bosom of our Lord and master Jesus Christ. May God grant your family, friends and the Nigerian Dental Association, the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss, Amen.
Adieu.
Posted by Morenike Ola Sotomi on November 27, 2022
Woww Evelyn, its been so difficult to write this tribute! My first contact with you was when you personally came to inform me of your intention to run for the NDA presidential seat. You were so passionate about Dentistry and you definitely triggered my interest in the politics of Dentistry in Nigeria, i promised you i would be present to vote and im glad i did for the first time! You were such a humble,and passionate team leader. You shall be sorely missed and may God grant your immediate and the Dental family the grace to bear your loss. Rest well at the blossom of God the Father dear sister!
Posted by adenike odewabi on November 27, 2022
Dear Dr Eshikena, I could never have imagined I will be writing this about you at this time. Our paths crossed as we served together at the MDCN, I was attracted by your candour and passion, you became my dependable pal. Your cheerful and kind disposition was also endearing. You had a way of passing your opinions across that was gentle but irresistible. My heart breaks as I bid you goodnight. May God comfort all your loved ones.

__ Dr Adenike Odewabi
Posted by Obitade Obimakinde on November 27, 2022
Dr Evelyn Eshikena was humility personified. She was a selfless leader who improved the visibility of the NDA during her tenure as the President of the Association. The news of her demise came as a shock as she will be sorely missed. I pray she continue to rest in peace.
Posted by Wale Oke on November 27, 2022
Dr. Evelyn was a rare gem. Very amiable, soft spoken and a real amazon. Your death news came to me as a shock but I take consolation in the fact that you lived your life well as attested to by all that passed through you. I remembered your comment in Aso Rock in 2019 and concluded on your genuiness. Your good works live after you!
May your gentle soul find sweet repose at the bossom of our heavenly father.
Adieu my good sister!
- Dr. Wale Oke
Ondo State.
Posted by olagba sunday on November 27, 2022
Still grieved and shocked with the news of your demise. Your activities and inputs in NDA and CDA were exceptional which carved a niche for you. You will forever be remembered. Rest on Dr Evelyn. #alwaysinourheart#. Dr S.O Olagba, UCH Ibadan.
Posted by Morenike Folayan on November 27, 2022
It was a real shock to learn. Incredibly unbelievable. You however left great memories of yourself. A life invested in improving. NDA took a forward leap under your leadership. That is a history difficult to ever forget. Your positivity is contagious. It is still a rude shock despite knowing the news of your demise is real. Adieu great leader. A motivator and a story of success of a female leader
Posted by Titilayo Goncalves on November 26, 2022
Evelyn to say l was shocked to learn about your passing is an understatement. l glanced through the chat thinking it was for your mother only to discover it was you!!.l appreciate all what you have done for the profession and how you strived to take it to lofty heights. Your life is truly a case of not how long but how well.May you rest eternally in the bossom of the Lord
Posted by Eyitope Ogunbodede on November 26, 2022
It is heartbreaking and unbelievable to learn of the demise of our former President, Dr. Evelyn Omoshibo Eshikena, who was with us, earlier this month, at the last AGM of the Nigerian Dental Association in Abuja. This is a terrible loss to the Eshikena family, the Nigerian Dental Association, our country Nigeria, and the global Dental community. I pray that God will grant the family and the entire dental community the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. We should take solace in the fact that she made positive, indelible contributions and impacted many lives during her brief sojourn. She was an embodiment of dedication, commitment and selflessness. May her gentle soul continue to rest in perfect peace. Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
Posted by Olayinka Otuyemi on November 26, 2022
Evelyn, you were such a strong and dynamic leader of our association. It's not the length of time one spend on this earth that matters but the impact one makes. Evelyn, you have done your bit, you have left your indelible mark in the sand of time. The Nigerian Dental Association which you served will remember you for good. Continue to rest in the bossom of your maker, Lord God. Amen
Prof. Olayinka Donald Otuyemi, OAU Ile-Ife
Posted by Osawe Omoregie on November 26, 2022
On behalf of the Association of Nigerian Dental Deans, I wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Dr. Evelyn Eshikena. May God comfort you all.
She lived a purposeful life with landmark achievements in her family, professional career, and NDA. Her contributions to the development of the dental professional will remain fresh in our minds as a former President who impacted positively the practice of dentistry locally and internationally.
May a gentle soul rest in peace.

Posted by Obelebra Adebiyi on November 26, 2022
Evelyn, I’m still in shock that you are no more, you were a soft spoken strong woman, a quiet achiever. May you find rest in the bosom of the Lord. The Nigerian Dental Association which you brought into the limelight during your tenure as National President mourns you. You shall be sorely missed.
Posted by Yvonne Mabiaku on November 25, 2022
Our beautiful amiable big sister and leader Dr Evelyn Eshikena, it's really still so difficult to believe you have just stepped over to eternity. Too many unanswered questions. Thank God, all things are bare before his eyes, for in all things we give him thanks.
Just like yesterday in the NDA AGM Abuja, I had the privilege of knowing you a little more closely. As you joyfully and as usual, humbly, explained without reservation all my queries bordering on our profession.
I recall how you stated, that the lord led u in some of your personal decisions many years back and everything turned out right. Oh!, how it comforts me now to know you new the lord personally enough to know his voice. So, this is indeed is my confidence, that u sleep and shall surely awake when the trumpet shall be sounded, even as the scriptures has assured us .
You brought life and light to the entire NDA Nigeria through your vibrancy and all embracing approach. Your humility and warmth, made everyone feel at home again in the NDA Family.
The lost zest and zeal for NDA, returned with u. It was a positive paradigm shift for us as a body.
Indeed, you were called to achieve, and achieve, you have, this can never be denied.
This is my prayer, that as you delight yourself in the father's bosom, he will, heal the gullies of pain in the heart of all your beloveth: your hearthrob, the children, extended families, NDA Nigeria, so many lives too numerous to mention.
Sleep on, dear sister, sleep on great leader, in d arms of him who loves you the most.
Adieu Dr Evelyn Eshikena.
Posted by FUNMI EMEKA on November 25, 2022
Dr. Eshikena, is the epitome of humility, grace, and strength. A woman much to be remembered for her doggedness and resilience. It seems so surreal that you are no more in this physical body. Earth loss is indeed heaven's gain.
You have attained according to the scriptures, except that it came too early. The Lord comfort your family in the name of Jesus.
You will be sorely missed.
Posted by Dr Iyke Uzuh on November 25, 2022
May God comfort the family you left behind. And may He accept your good soul.
Posted by Rowland Agbara on November 25, 2022
A painful exit. But we give thanks to God for all things. May God's grace peace and mercy richly abound with the family and all
Posted by Tolulase Yemitan on November 24, 2022
It was your gentle smile, your way of passing across your opinion in a gentle manner, your soft skills, and your hard working spirit I always admire. You have left your mark, ran your race effectively. May God grant you rest. Rest on……..
Posted by Kehinde Umeizudike on November 24, 2022
Dear Dr Evelyn,

Your death came as a very rude shock.
You were a shining light, hardworking, and inspiring and brought great visibility to the NDA.

When you became the Head of the Health Sector of Lagos state branch of NNEW, you encouraged me to attend the September to Remember event only 2 months ago. Not only was it impactful, the way you organized it made it an unforgettable experience, and indeed a September to Remember.

I never knew that would be our last physical contact. Adieu my dear sister. I pray that God will comfort your darling husband and children, NDA and NNEW family.

You fought a good fight. May your soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Clara Iwuoha on November 24, 2022
Dear Evelyn
You were a dear friend and colleague
You came, you saw and you conquered
Rest in perfect peace
Forever in our hearts
Posted by Eze Stephen NWAUZOR on November 24, 2022
Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of our dear colleague, Dr Eshikena.
May her gentle soul find peace and rest in our lord IJN
Posted by Ebunoluwa Odewale on November 24, 2022
I never imagined that I would be writing a Tribute for you so soon. Your demise came as a rude shock and I couldn't comprehend it. The few months I spent with you physically at PEVE Dental Clinic, Omole showed me you were a caring person.
My heart goes out to your husband and children.
Keep on resting till we meet again at the Lord's feet.

Signed....
Èbùnolúwa Odewale (nee Akinboro)
Posted by Ochuko Akpobi on November 24, 2022
The memory of the righteous is blessed Proverbs 10:7.
May you rest in the Bossom of our Lord till we meet to part no more.
Posted by Motunrayo Dahunsi on November 24, 2022
Adieu Dr Eshikena ! Briefly met you but your impact and encomium were Great especially for our dear Association (NDA). No wonder the yoruba adage "Good trees don't stay long in forest" Thank you for those footprints and landmarks, it's definitely part of our propelling force now.
I pray the Lord keep your dear children and darling husband as he comfort us all ! We'll surely and sorely miss you ! Keep your soul at utmost rest till the Resurrection morning
Posted by Tosin Sanu on November 24, 2022
Our life is like a flower that grows quickly and then dies away. Our life is like a shadow that is here for a short time and then is gone.
Just too hard to believe.
May her beautiful soul rest in peace with her Maker.
Professor Tosin Sanu CMUL/LUTH, Lagos.
Posted by Akintola Morenike on November 24, 2022
O death where is thy sting. It is true that one day everyone would answer to you, you taken our dear Evelyn at this unexpected time is a great blow.
We thank God for the life you lived, all you did for NDA, for the lives you impacted, for your accommodating smile that is always on your face. We thank God for the family you left behind, may the good Lord stand with and comfort them.
Thought if paying you a visit then this news. Still in shock, my heart weeps but we have to bow ti the wishes of your Maker, God and Friend for we can't question him.
Rest on my dear Sister and friend.
Posted by Olabode Ijarogbe on November 24, 2022
Words are inadequate to express the shock and devastation that greeted the news of your sudden departure. I cannot believe that the lovely moments we spent together gisting at the roof top bar of Royal Choice Inn, Abuja during NDA AGM was to say goodbye to your earthly sojourn. You were such an adorable angel who meant well and gave your best to whatever cause or person in whom you believed. You left indelible marks in the minds and sands of time. The vacuum left with your sudden departure will be very difficult to obliterate. All I can just say is that our heavenly father grant eternal rest to your great and gentle soul and that the almighty God grant your darling husband, entire family, NDA and all other groups and associations to which you belonged the fortitude to bear this great loss. Adieu Dr Evelyn Eshikena!
Posted by Tunde Bamgbose on November 24, 2022
Your death came to the Dental Family like a rude shock.

A few hours prior, you were there in Abuja at the NDA Conference, dancing, relating, rejoicing and happy.

Who would have thought those were your goodbye moments

You helped us formulate the Dream of a New NDA.

You led us in putting NDA in the front burner of National discourse.

You led us in putting NDA on the Global Stage.

Yet, you did not wait to witness the full manifestations of your efforts

You left us sad. You left us to soldier on, alone without you

Adieu Dr Evelyn!

May the angels lead your to a perfect place in the bosom of the Lord

May your memories stay in our hearts forever

Sleep well and sleep on!

Good night Dear President!
Posted by Dr Obagbemiro Kolawole on November 24, 2022
A rare gem,very thorough and strict. You were always giving me listening ears whenever I needed your attention and I appreciate the relationship. I recall how you sent funds to me when my salary was stopped during residency and how you would send milk to my daughter. Your last call was to ask for my room number during our AGM in Abuja and you brought souvenirs from your mother-in-law's burial to me. You were full of praises for my tenure as President you encouraged me to forge ahead when I told you I needed to rest and retire from NDA politics! How I would enter your clinic to finish the implant cases I started without you is a major problem for me....
You will be sorely missed!
Rest on dear Dr Omoshibo Eshikena, may God console your family and shine his perpetual light on you,Amen
Adieu!!!
Posted by Frances Nwosisi on November 24, 2022
Dear Ma, I have no appropriate words to put down. You were indeed a great inspiration. I am glad I let you know this. A very hard working woman that set goals and achieved them. A pleasant person to have around. May God reward you in heaven for the joy you brought to others on Earth. Your pleasant smile was heart warming. May the peace of Christ be your portion forevermore. Miss you greatly.
Posted by Feyisike Dauda on November 24, 2022
Am short of words this came as a shock, You will be greatly missed ,rest in peace 
Posted by Lillian Enone on November 24, 2022
I’m still short of words, my heart is so heavy, it all still feels like a dream…..a mentor, a mother, a senior colleague, a big sister, a counselor, a shoulder to lean on, caring&compassionate, humble and down to earth…our darling Past President NDA…We miss you so much but God knows best…rest in the Lord’s bosom Ma
Posted by Charles Ilesanmi on November 24, 2022
It's so hard and painful to hear of sudden demise of dearly beloved and amiable Dr. Eshikena, especially for those who attended recently concluded NDA conference at Abuja where she featured prominently as usual. Brevity of life indeed
It was a great delight working with her on NDA National Exco under Dr. Orebanjo. She's such a passionate full time private dental practitioner with unique interests in professional associations and activities. An exemplary leader, friendly, ever cheerful with excellent team spirit.
May her soul rest in peace and may God comfort, strengthen and undertake for her family and the dental community in Nigeria.
Posted by Aderonke Dedeke on November 24, 2022
Your warmth, wisdom, kindness, humanity and strength will never be forgotten ❤️
Your race is ended, your watch finished.
Rest on
Posted by Victor Nwabudike on November 24, 2022
I was privileged to serve as Secretary General, when you were President NDA (2018-2020). You had Integrity, Dedication & Selflessness as watchwords. Thank you for living such a good life...I'll forever miss you!
Posted by olanrewaju oduola on November 24, 2022
I didn't meet you personally, but I heard and met you great works. God understands why good people have to leave so soon. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace and may their be someone who will carry on with the great legacy you left. Till we meet again, adieu!
Posted by akanbi olojede on November 24, 2022
Dearly beloved friend and comrade, it is still very difficult for me to come to term regarding the news of your sudden demise, the memory of your last outing with us at Abuja ADM is very fresh.Your care, love and fellowship in NDA and in life will not be forgotten. The Lord will grant your darling husband and children the grace to bear your departure.
Posted by Dr. Yetunde Oludare (Will... on November 24, 2022
Sweet Mother! Fantastic Mentor! You did your best and worked with everyone to reposition the Nigerian Dental Association (NDA). I learnt a lot from your exemplary leadership. Your zeal for action, knowledge, and excellence were obvious with your involvement with numerous professional and religious associations; NDA, CDA, FDI, APDPN, NMA, MWAN, AGPMPN etc.
Also, recently you bagged a post-graduate diploma etc.
May God grant all your loved ones, colleagues, friends, and especially your family, the great fortitude to bear this loss. May your gentle soul rest in peace.
God be with all of us.

You will always be fondly remembered, my esteemed Past President, and beautiful Dr. Eshikena, Omoshibo Evelyn.
Posted by Funmilola Anifowose on November 23, 2022
So short of words, softly spoken, humble, yet highly cerebral. Trying to still come to terms with the sudden demise. May God's comfort be with the families left behind. May His peace rest upon the immediate and Dental families. Rest on beloved
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Posted by Bola Adetayo on December 2, 2022
May your gentle soul continue to rest in perfect peace . You will surely be missed by all.
Posted by Sam Obamiyi on December 1, 2022
I had the pleasure of working very closely with Dr Evelyn Eshikena as part of the NDA Exco, and I feel privileged to have known her. She was so delightful, very dedicated and essentially a woman of honour. She held her grounds in defence of justice and equity and would never yield to any pressures that were contrary to her firm beliefs. She was an amazing leader and a wonderful person when you got to know her personally. It is such a rude shock to hear about your demise, but God knows best. Rest in the bosom of the Lord, Dr. Eshikena.
Posted by Olumide Jibodu on December 2, 2022
Evelyn, I still can't wrap my head around it that you are no more. I got the news of your demise through your daughter Marilyn.
Our paths first crossed at UNIBEN when we were in the same hostel - Hall 1 in the late 80s. We later became friends when we met again at Little Scholars now Scholars' Creche at Omole Phase 1 then where we both enrolled our first children in playgroup and discovered that we were leaving in the same area- Oko Oba/Iju axis. I recollect how you used to pick them from school when they were in primary school. Our girls became best of friends through primary, secondary, upper six as both attended the same schools till University seperated them but are still friends till date. As fate will have it, your family moved to your personal house in Otun- Akute axis and we also relocated to Olambe in the same area back then.
I never thought I would be writing this tribute at this time. I remember the last time I called you how we chatted about so many things with lots of love and fun.
You were such an amiable, loving, tenacious, goal getter.
One thing I can never forget about you is your discipline on timeliness/punctuality.
Your acts of service to humanity will forever live on. You impacted the lives of so many both young and old.
May your soul rest peacefully with your maker.
May the almighty God comfort your husband, children and all your loved ones.
Adieu Evelyn till we meet at the feet of Jesus on the resurrection morning.
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Shared by Uchenna Aniebue on November 23, 2022
Just like that, you're no longer here with us. The memory of our last conversation is still fresh. Well, God knows best. Rest on Dr Eshikena. We miss you.