ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Michael Abikoye. We will remember him forever.
Posted by ADELEKE SUNDAY on April 19, 2021
Mr.Michael Omoniyi Abikoye was an amazing man created into this world to impact generously into the lives of people.He was very unassuming, dedicated and committed to the issues concerning the church of God, community, mankind and humanity.He was ever ready to help others and put smiles on their faces.He was simple,yet a meticulous administrator.Mr.Abikoye was friendly, humorous and intelligent in all ramifications.Though came,saw and conquered,he left at the appointed time when the ovation was loudest.His exit from the world was received with rude shock, but with gratitude to his Creator who has control over everything absolutely.A family man to the core, Brother Moniyi as was fondly addressed,was all-round.May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Posted by Nike Adewuyi on April 18, 2021
Tribute to a man of great virtues.
You were endowed with wisdom, humility and patience, always calm at all situations and in handling matters. I never saw you raised your voice against anyone. You were a man of great virtues.
You were like a father to all youths that came your way, facilitating their university education and giving them support and counsel.
A loving father and grandfather. You were a great and valuable gift to the entire family and the community. There is a lot to emulate from your life.
Why death took you so soon is the question I keep asking, but what I know is that you were so sure that you were heaven bound.
We love you but God loves you most. Continue to rest Daddy, in the bosom of your Creator until we meet to part no more.
Posted by Oladele Adekeye on April 15, 2021
Mr Abikoye was a man with a heart of Gold. He was always available to help. While my siblings and I were in the university he was also there as a father figure and help. He always puts his all into whatever he does. He has left a good legacy for his children.
Posted by Oladele Adekeye on April 15, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A DILIGENT DISCIPLE OF CHRIST
Mr.Michael Omoniyi Abikoye,you were a great soldier of Christ and an administrator per excellence .   The news of your sudden death was received with rude shock on that fateful day, Wednesday,17th March,2021.A grave and fatal loss to us in llorin branch of the Cathedral.But who are we to query God ,who knows the best and does what pleases Him.May his name alone be glorified for ever.Dear beloved brother, we are saddened that you left us at the time we are still thirsty to tap from your repertoire and fountain of knowledge . Indeed, at a time you ought to begin eating the fruits of your labour sacrificially and generously delivered over many decades.However, we take solace in the undisputed fact that you lived an exemplary life serving mankind and humanity.You came, saw and conquered in all ramifications.You wrote your name boldly in gold and you have bequeathed legacies difficult to surpass by this generation .Your indelible marks in the different terrains and spheres of life are stunning, spectacular and worthy of emulation.We were and are still very proud of your outstanding records wherever you stepped while on this terrestrial plane.They are refreshing and renewed every day. You were endowed with uncommon wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and native as well as academic intelligence.Though your exit is painful,we shall continue to praise the name of the Lord for bringing you to this sinful world to impact positively on the lives of people that crossed your path and for calling you back to the throne of grace at the appointed time, especially when the ovation was loudest. Testimonies abound from those you have assisted in one form or the other.To say that you were an all-round philanthropist, is to say the least, very apt and not an overstatement.Your financial and physical contributions to the branch are evidently documented for the future and well appreciated.As the Treasurer and Financial Secretary of the branch,it was great and awesome because of your impeccable astuteness and thoroughness.Meticulous and finicky to a fault.These noticeable attributes have assisted immeasurably to lift the branch to the forefront.We will definitely and sorely miss you . You have fought a glorious fight and you have won the race. Rest on beloved until we meet at the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ on the resurrection day to part no more.Adieu!Adieu!!Adieu!!! Good night. From the Cathedral Anglican Church of St.James , lludun Oro, llorin branch.*
Posted by Michael Daramola on April 12, 2021
It's still a big shock to hear that daddy is gone but we can't question the all-knowing God. As a JAMBite in Ilorin, Daddy took me in like his son, was selfless in everything about me and gave me all the support I needed from day 1 through my extra years in school. In him, I saw a reflection of my dad - unwavering love for his family, a big heart for the people around him, a man who loved God, and I felt at home and safe with daddy and his household.

O death, where is your sting. Together with family and friends, I take solace in the knowledge that daddy is in a better place, and that one day we shall meet again, never to part no more. Thank you for giving yourself to our world. Your legacy lives on.
Posted by Ademola Olukotun on April 11, 2021
In as much as we want you to stay longer with us and enjoy all your hard work and efforts, God knows best and God took you at his own time. We really thank God for a live well spent . Your legacy and all the life's you have touched will remain forever. RIP
Posted by Josephine Akinyemi on April 11, 2021
Mr Michael Omoniyi Abikoye.
I met Mr. Abikoye on the 4th of September, 2006, when I joined the service of the National Open University of Nigeria ( NOUN) as Registrar. We became instant friends. He was the epitome of humility.
Mr. Abikoye, as he was fondly called by most of the staff was respected and admired by many.
He contributed immensely to the development of the Registry Department of NOUN especially with his well researched, interesting and educative papers at our in - house training workshops.
He was a Professional Administrator per excellence.
He was loved by many of the staff and was approachable to all staff both Junior and Senior.  He was strict, firm but kind to all. He however did not ‘suffer fools gladly’.
Mr. Abikoye was not just a colleague to me but a friend and brother.
It is very difficult to believe that he is gone.
May his gentle soul find rest in the bosom of our Lord who he served ever so faithfully.
May the Lord comfort and strengthen his wife, children and other family members.
Posted by Abiola Farounbi on April 11, 2021
Daddy Abikoye, your death came as a rude shock to me, but who are we to question our maker. Thank you for leading by example, showing us how to leave a godly live.
Your quietness and easy going way of life is something I emulate so much. Your devotion to the christendom is so Cherished. You raised a godly home with an amazing wife and children. To me your life on mother earth was full of fulfillment and everlasting memories forever. Rest On Dad. We Love you and Miss you Daddy!
Posted by Adebola Daramola on April 10, 2021
Blessed is the memory of Daddy Abikoye. I pray the LORD to comfort the family and keep his promises unto his scion forever.

I missed resuming at my first choice of University, thanks to a WAEC result that included a less favorable grade in English and an excellent GCE result that came later after the school’s matriculation. So, I settled down to rewriting JAMB for another year’s admission. God in his design had Daddy Abikoye in ASCON, Badagry at the time for an executive course. He was one of my sibling’s guardians in Unilorin but oblivious of my university situation.

My parents, who were staff of ASCON, took the chance of his short stay in Badagry to visit him frequently. At best to thank him for being loco parentis to my sibling in Unilorin. One of such visits, he learned of my university situation and asked if my parents had tried my second choice, which he was surprised to hear was Unilorin. Luckily, Unilorin at the time was on strike and had not matriculated his fresh intakes. We would not have given my second choice of university a try but for Daddy Abikoye’s advice. To his credit, he told my parents how to go about it. He connected them to the right people, and ultimately, I resumed in Unilorin a few days to matriculation.

Throughout my time in Unilorin, his home and family warmly received me and my sibling and treated us gracefully. I honor GOD for the blessings Daddy Abikoye was to me and my family. I pray the LORD comfort mummy Abikoye, the entire family, and the friends he left behind.

Adieu, Sir.
Posted by Adeyanju Marian on April 10, 2021
Words are not enough to describe his kindheartedness. He was always ready to assist and guide us when he served at the National Open University of Nigeria. When he left, the vacuum was evident. His legacy lives on. May his beautiful soul continue to find solace in the bosom of the Lord.
Posted by Oladimeji Ayo on April 10, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A MISSIONARY

The Anglican Church of Pentecost, Tiv Mission Station, Ago Isola was our first place of Divine assignment in the Diocese of Igbomina West.

The major challenge is our place of worship, which by then was a small shed. It was then our desire to have a befitting place to worship the name of our Lord. But it was a reality that the Sunday collection of our members, who are predominantly farmers of the Tiv Tribe can not be enough to start a building project.

After much prayers, it was laid in our heart to start a Mission Newsletter christened PENTECOST@AGO ISOLA. We also wrote many letters of appeal seeking for funds to build the Church in the Mission Centre. Offerings were collected for us during Christmas in our major churches but it was not enough to pursue the project.

I went to the Bishop, pleading for money because the shed had collapsed and we were having service under the shade of a tree. The Bishop then, the Right Reverend James Akinola (now retired) explained the reality of lack of fund in the Diocese to run a project of that nature. But he encouraged us to pray with the assurance that God will send help. I left the office, only to be called the second day that the church had received a donation of FIFTY THOUSAND NAIRA from a child of God. I was overjoyed!

We commenced the work immediately. As the work progresses, we received another FIFTY THOUSAND NAIRA from the same child of God for the Tiv congregation.

Then I asked myself, of what benefit is the building of a church for the Tivs in Ago Isola to this child of God? Why was he doing this? I then concluded that it takes the love of God for a man to stoop so low to give water to the thirsty. Many received the letter from us in Ago Isola and till now it makes no meaning to them.

But this CHILD OF GOD, who never was in the place, received the letter as personally written by God to him and responded to God by giving the best towards the building project. He was a man of peace and a cheerful giver.

His open last assignment on 1st January 2021 was the purchase of 100 pieces of the Diocesan Watchword stickers for the members of the congregation of the Cathedral of St. James, Iludun Oro

Today, that CHILD OF GOD, MICHAEL OMONIYI ABIKOYE is being remembered by what he has done for the LORD!

Today, we join the heaven to rejoice for the triumphant pilgrimage of THE CHILD OF GOD, MICHAEL OMONIYI ABIKOYE who has passed on into glory.

And now Jesus said to MICHAEL OMONIYI ABIKOYE 
“… Come you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world…assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me” (Matthew 25:34, 40)

Ranse Oluwa seun
Simi n’nu lala re
iwo ti ja, o si segun
Bo s’ayo Baba Re
 

Daddy, Rest on till the Resurrection Morning

THE REVD CANON AYO & MRS. TOYIN OLADIMEJI
Cathedral of St. James Iludun Oro
08038023443
Posted by Idoko Jonah on April 10, 2021
My sincere condolences to the entire family for this great loss. It's well..!

May his gentle soul rest peaceful in God's bosom. I also pray God in his infinite mercies grant the entire family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

Posted by Abaas Olawale on April 10, 2021
My dear Oga and my mentor, you're no more but the great work and impact you have left behind in university administration will ever remain indelible. I personally benefited in your wealth of experience and I thank God that I came in contact with you.

An astute Administratior, a father and a dependable leader! May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace!!!
Posted by Solomon Nwaneri on April 10, 2021
My deepest condolences to Jumoke and the entire family.
Posted by Olushola Grace on April 9, 2021
I remember, dad Abikoye, you treated me like your daughter while living at Coca-Cola Road, Ilorin. You even encouraged me to visit your mother during my outing day at Iludun Oro Anglican Girls College. Mama treated me like her granddaughter, and you also checked on me during your visits to my school. Thanks for all your advice dad. Rest in peace, a great father to all....
Posted by Babajide Bankole-Manuel on April 9, 2021
I was not privileged to have a personal encounter with Baba Abikoye. But i have always observed him from a distance. But I can testify that he was a man given to freely helping people. In 2006, I told Dayo that I wish to enroll as a Tutorial Facilitator at the National Open University of Nigeria. I did, and through the instrumentality of Baba, despite the fact that he has never met me, he got me enlisted as a Facilitator with NOUN.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Adewale Oyedokun on April 9, 2021
A great icon resting after life's toil. Your death is heaven's gain and we cannot blame God for calling you home at the right time. Your greatness is seen in the lives you touched. We count God to be faithful.
Posted by Aderonke Ishola on April 9, 2021
Didun ni iranti olododo ...You will be greatly missed .Rest on till we meet to part no more !
Posted by FUNSHO OPAWOYE on April 9, 2021
1. Admission to Unilorin
2. IT/SIWES at a Stockbroking firm
3. Job placement at a reputable institution.
4. Attended my wedding all the way from Ilorin.

All these and more...
You made the burden of my dad's death easy to bear since 15 years ago.

Thank you Baba Abikoye❤ You are a legend.
Posted by Oluwaseun Iyanda on April 9, 2021
Take heart my friend in this that he's in a better place. Daddy we love but you are with a better lover of your soul...Adieu Dad!!

Love
The Iyandas

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Posted by ADELEKE SUNDAY on April 19, 2021
Mr.Michael Omoniyi Abikoye was an amazing man created into this world to impact generously into the lives of people.He was very unassuming, dedicated and committed to the issues concerning the church of God, community, mankind and humanity.He was ever ready to help others and put smiles on their faces.He was simple,yet a meticulous administrator.Mr.Abikoye was friendly, humorous and intelligent in all ramifications.Though came,saw and conquered,he left at the appointed time when the ovation was loudest.His exit from the world was received with rude shock, but with gratitude to his Creator who has control over everything absolutely.A family man to the core, Brother Moniyi as was fondly addressed,was all-round.May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Posted by Nike Adewuyi on April 18, 2021
Tribute to a man of great virtues.
You were endowed with wisdom, humility and patience, always calm at all situations and in handling matters. I never saw you raised your voice against anyone. You were a man of great virtues.
You were like a father to all youths that came your way, facilitating their university education and giving them support and counsel.
A loving father and grandfather. You were a great and valuable gift to the entire family and the community. There is a lot to emulate from your life.
Why death took you so soon is the question I keep asking, but what I know is that you were so sure that you were heaven bound.
We love you but God loves you most. Continue to rest Daddy, in the bosom of your Creator until we meet to part no more.
Posted by Oladele Adekeye on April 15, 2021
Mr Abikoye was a man with a heart of Gold. He was always available to help. While my siblings and I were in the university he was also there as a father figure and help. He always puts his all into whatever he does. He has left a good legacy for his children.
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Shared by Irene Idahosa on April 9, 2021
Daddy, you will be sorely missed. You were a great and lovable man. You called me on my birthdays to wish me well. I would miss those calls. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord. We love you, but God loves you most. You will never be forgotten. May God comfort your family and grant them the fortitude to bear your loss. Good night Sir. Until we meet again.