ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Pastor Olatunji Adenola, born on June 1, 1943, and passed away on March 22, 2021.

A humble and charismatic husband, father, brother, friend, colleague and associate that related with all regardless of tribe, skin colour or religion. He left an indelible mark in the lives and hearts of all those he came across.

We will remember him forever.
Posted by ELIZABETH NWANKWO on April 14, 2021

LIFE IS ALL ABOUT IMPACT

It’s very hurting for me to discuss daddy in the past .So many character traits attracted him to me. The first one was his smartness, very athletic in movement .You would never see him walking clumsily .He climbed the stairs faster than most youths. I remembered telling him that I would want to be athletic and agile like him when I got to his age.

Daddy Adenola was one who could not stand the slightest discord among pastors. Whenever he noticed the slightest differences among pastors, he would go any length to resolve it. He has at most times commissioned me to resolve one or more issues that could affect our relationship as pastors.

Daddy was also a silent giver. Most of his giving were done without any fuss .I quite remember the day he came to our parish , he lovedour microphones , enquired of the cost ,he gave me money to buysome and instructed me to give them to a particular parish anonymously . That was the kind of man daddy was.

Daddy Adenola was consumed with the passion to see everyone productively engaged. He was the brain behind a lot of us receiving trainings at EDC, Samonda, Ibadan which qualified most of us to access Federal Government Intervention Loans.

Daddy as the men’s leader organized several empowerment training programs at regional level. At one of such programs he gave my wife an opportunity to be one of the key facilitators. Very support to Women Empowerment. A tireless, humble and unassuming leader indeed.

Daddy Adenola thought me how to be calm in the face of extreme provocation or even when hurt deeply. I live to cherish him.

Thank you daddy for being a good father, a mentor and apracticing Christian. Thank you for making lasting impact on our lives. You will forever be remembered by me. Good night sir. 
Pastor Okechukwu & Pastor Mrs. OLanrewaju Nwankwo
Posted by Ikeoluwa Akanbi on April 13, 2021
Daddy you fought a good fight of faith in Christ. I know you are in the bossom of the almighty. You are such a open minded father and always forgive quickly and easily. Your smile always give me courage to stand. " The reward of a good work is more work" this you usually tell us whenever we won an ward from P&G.
... Rest on Baba
Posted by Alh. (Dr) Bello Abubakar ... on April 11, 2021
TRIBUTE TO PASTOR TUNJI ADENOLA (The Icon):
Pa Tunji Adenola was a man deeply interested in the welfare or concerns of humanity. He pursued the calling of feeding the soul and body of man. He was a pastor and agriculturalist. He was a successful father and husband. He was a founding member of MAAN and served in various positions of responsibility from National President to Chairman BOT and delivered perfectly. Baba was selfless, visionary and examplary in all his endeavours. He enjoyed the rare privilege of impeccable integrity,mentor, adviser, friend and uncompromisable principles. He was a rare gem and a generational gift and blessing to humanity. The death of Pa Tunji Adenola at this critical time in the transition of MAAN is most regrettable and irredeemable. His death is a monumental loss to MAAN, family, agricultural sector and entire humanity.
Pa Tunji Adenola, we love you but God loves you more. Rest peacefully in the bossom of the Lord in immortality. You shall be surely missed and remembered.
Alhaji (Dr) Bello Abubakar.
(National President).
Posted by Olumide Adenola on April 10, 2021
Daddy... how I wish you were still here, I hoped for you to be around much longer... I miss you so much... your smile, the things you say, everything you do is fresh in my memory...
You remain that one person I have absolute respect for and in death, it remains same...
I can not thank you enough for teaching me to be a better person and most importantly for showing me how to be an amazing husband... the lessons learnt will remain with me forever...
I promise to always make you smile each time you look down from Heaven...
Damilola and Ire sure miss you too... Iremide now knows she is from Ago Iwoye because Damilola is teaching her yoruba just as you asked...
You, indeed, were a good man and you lived a good life... You will forever remain in our hearts...
Rest on Dad, WE LOVE YOU!!!
Posted by Olufemi Adeniji on April 9, 2021
Daddy Adenola was our Pastor in RCCG Winners Assembly, Akinyemi way, Ibadan.
Since then he has taken us as his spiritual children like biological.
Daddy would never compromise saying the truth on any matter and never hesitate to give wise counsel when occasions demand.
Of great delight was his enviable relationships with younger men in that church, the likes of Barrister Dele Akinmusuti, Engr. Shogbesan, late pastor Tony Adenuga to mention but few.
Moreover, whenever his help or assistances are needed, he would rise up as a father will do for his beloved children.
One occassion i cannot forget in a hurry was when he introduced me to an organisation in the same building with his office when he was Director SGR. He passonally took me to meet the head of the agency who was visibly shocked to see daddy left his office to bring me to him. Since then the man dealth with me with the respect he gave to daddy Adenola.
Daddy lived an exemplary Christian life. I pray God will give our mummy,the children, church and all loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss in Jesus name.
Posted by Seyi Okundonor on April 8, 2021
Baba Ade, can't believe you're no longer with us but I take solace in knowing that you are in a better place with your Father dancing with the angels.

Yours was a beautiful life filled with love for ALL. You treated me like one of your own children and was always present for every one of our conversations. You made ,me feel welcome in any of homes and for that I am truly very grateful.

It saddens me greatly that I'll never see your gentle smile or hear your kind and wise words but the impact you made on me lives on and by His special grace, will be replicated in your children and grandchildren.

Rest well daddy....
Posted by TALKROC' Inno on April 7, 2021
Uncle Tunji is fondly remembered as a supportive and wise gentleman. He was an in-law who gave us support when needed. A light in the family. He and his wife, our dad's sister and aunt showed kindness and understanding on various occasions to our late father and our family.

Though the news of Pastor Adenola's death is shocking; yet his memory is a blessing and his loss our grief, and we are thankful for the legacy of his service to God and humanity. May his soul Rest in True and Perfect Peace. Our prayers of comfort are with our Aunty Bunmi and the entire family at this unusual period.

On Behalf of The Family of Chief & Mrs Taiwo Akinleye-Martins & Children
Posted by Olumide Osho on April 6, 2021
It is very difficult for me to come to believe that Daddy has transitioned to the other side of life. How precious shall be the memory of the righteous.
Your calm and soft approach to issues beats my imagination.
We will sure miss you on this side of life but we are comforted to know that you have joined the Saint triumph and you are only urging us to continue to fight the good fight of faith like you did, to finish our courses like you did and to keep the faith like you kept yours.

We celebrate you always in our hearts.
Posted by Banji Adesanmi on April 6, 2021

"We have happy memories of the godly, but the name of a wicked person rots away." Proverbs 10:7 (NLT)

Daddy, I met you and Mummy several years after Sister Seun and Pastor Lanre became bossom friends and it was warm!

Have met you at different functions after and same warmth. You come across simple and forthright.

You are blessing! Even in death, Yes! You are.
We will take the baton on from here with God on our side.

Heaven will comfort my friends and Momsie. Live on with your warmth until we meet to part no more!

Adieu Dad.
Evangelistbee
Posted by JohnsonLara Olakunmi on April 4, 2021
We first knew you as our pastor’s wife’s father but later, with your subsequent frequent visits to our church in Ghana (The Redeemed Christian Church of God, The Ambassadors) to preach the undiluted word of God, pray for & with us, advice & admonish us, you became a friend and a father.

In one of your sermons at our church (7th Supernatural Sunday of March 30, 2014), you said and I quote you verbatim, “Victory is what you receive after you have had a successful battle. It is what you receive after defeating the enemy. It is also what you have when you pass a test. It is when a reproach in your life is taken away. Victory is very sweet especially when you have gone through so much sorrow. And the ultimate victory is when you make it to heaven at the end of your journey.”

Indeed, you have defeated the enemy in victory and transitioned into heavenly glory which is the ultimate victory like you said. You are now in a place of rest, a place of sweetness, of peace and of abundant joy!

Sir, be rest assured that the Almighty God whom you served all your life on earth will take care of your wife, children, grandchildren, inlaws and all your loved ones in Jesus name

Rest in perfect peace sir.
Posted by Adunola Akinyemiju on April 3, 2021
You were a gentleman.
From the time we met in the University of Ife as Classmates, you were one of the men I would describe as a Gentleman in the true sence of the Word.
Little did I know that we would become friends as things turned out to be.
You introduced me to your beautiful girl later your darling wife and when we met in Kano, our friendship resumed.
I appreciate your trusting us with Bolu.
I thank you sincerely for supporting me in rough times.
Your love, support and words were sincere and encouraging all the time.
I pray for your dear wife, children and grand children that the Holy Spirit will comfort and strengthen them and trust that they will continue in the path of Godliness that you have set as the Priest and head of the home.

We sure will meet in heaven as this is our hope as believers.
Posted by Seun Oyeyemi on April 2, 2021
May your gentle soul rest in Peace Sir.

I knew you at a distance when you used to visited us at RCCG - The Ambasadors in Accra, and got closer when Pastor Seun told me how yourself and Mummy used to pray for me and took special interest in my progress when i was critically ill in 2016. I still remember your excitment when you saw me at Pastor Lanre's 50th birthday as i had recovered quite well.

May God console and uphold Mummy, Pastor Seun, Pastor Lanre and all the loved ones you left behind.
Posted by Joseph Sunday Bamidele on April 1, 2021
Daddy,yes there is time for everything under the sun,but I never expected your demise at this time.
You were a very disciplined,straight forward and a builder of people. As an SA to you when you were the Director,Strategic Reserve Department, you taught me hard work,meticulous in whatever I do and keeping records.
I will never forget in one of our private discussions, you told me "Bamidele I will teach you how to fish and you shall feed others" . This you did. I shall keep the flag flying.
Rest in perfect peace,Daddy.
Posted by Blessing Oleghe on April 1, 2021
You were a father to me. You accommodate me for good 4 years even though you didn't know my family. With your help financially, I was able to complete my higher institution. You were friendly to all, easily forgive. I learnt a lot from you. Thanks you sir
 I will never forget your common language ( IRE )
  KEEP RESTING IN HIM
Posted by Niyi Ojuolape on March 31, 2021
Daddy Adenola,
You were a Father to all. I was taken aback, and indeed pleasantly surprised when you recognized me in Accra, so many years subsequent to the time you were with us as a Minister in RCCG, Central Parish Abuja. Your fatherly, gentle, simple, yet assuring mien did not diminish one bit.
Your disarming smile, welcoming words of encouragement and assurance about the divine design of my journey to the church turned out to be a prophecy that continues to unravel in fulfilment every day. They will certainly stay and abide with me in my journey of life. Your legacy lives on.
May the Lord be with your Wife, Pastor Seun, Pastor Lanre and with every other member of your family and loved ones.
Adieu !!!
Posted by Akintomide Olamide on March 31, 2021
I still find it difficult to believe that Daddy has gone to join the saints. Our consolation is that he is now in a better place. Daddy's life was full of emulation, his encouragement, his love, his compassion, his discipline, his smile, his listening skills, his open handed welcoming nature can never be forgotten. A good father is a man who expects his children to be as good children as he meant to be, Daddy was the best man I knew that possessed this character. He expected us even as employees to be the best at all times in all we were doing, he did this by his constant encouragement, holding us accountable for our actions but never unkind about it.
Daddy put God first in everything he did including starting a daily business, I have never seen that anywhere I have worked. He was a perfect gentleman with a good spirit. Rest on Dad, you shall surely be missed.
Posted by Adetola Sogbesan on March 31, 2021
I am yet to come to terms with the reality of your passing. It was a shock that caused an upset to the core of my being. Your passing is a huge loss to all that knew you. Daddy you can never be forgotten rather we will hold dearly all fond memories of you.
You called me my daughter and iyawo ijebu while I called you my daddy.
You dutifully took it upon yourself to look out for us and keeping regular contact. You will phone to check on us , the kids, work and our well being.
Your guidance was appropriate for navigating all terrain for this am thankful for knowing you.
I draw comfort in knowing that you have gone to a better place.
Rest on daddy
Posted by Adenike Emosu on March 31, 2021
This is shocking to me that daddy Adenola is no more. Daddy, you're indeed a man of God. You joyfully served God with all your heart and your substance and you encouraged others to follow suit. The devil may think he has done the worst, my joy is that you are with your Maker, the God of Heaven and the Earth. Daddy, your legacy will never be forgotten. Your beautiful smile is still very fresh in my memory. Thank you for your encouragements when I was going to school and your prayers. Rest in peace Daddy. Almighty God will be with everyone you left behind
Posted by Adetokunbo Sogbesan on March 31, 2021
A Tribute to Pastor ADENOLA, Olatunji Adebowale.
Pastor Adenola was a God's willing vessel, a man I call my spiritual father.
A man that brought many learned Christians to the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
A man after God's own heart; a mighty man of valor.
A man who knew the word of prayer to encourage your soul and stir up your fire in Christ.
For his delight was in the law of the Lord, and in His law doth he meditated – day and night while in this world.
Daddy though you have departed this sinful world, your legacies can never be forgotten.
Adieu Daddy Adenola......it is still a mystery writing on you in past tense.

Pastor Sogbesan Adetokunbo (Baba Show)
Posted by Bunmi-Adekoya Okeowo on March 31, 2021
Daddy may your soul rest in perfect peace .
We met in Accra and will always remember you for your humility. We know you're in a better place and just to thank God for a life well spent especially in His Vineyard.
May the Lord be with your family.
Posted by Oluwabunmi Braimoh on March 31, 2021
May your soul rest in peace. Amen
Posted by Adekemi Ajayi on March 31, 2021
You were a Father to us all 'Baba Ade' Ever loving and accommodating. You made an impression in everyone's life. You will be sorely missed Daddy. Keep resting in the bosom of your maker. Your beautiful legacies lives on. Adieu Daddy. Till we meet at the feet of Jesus
Posted by Sporty Adewumi on March 31, 2021
Dad’s legacy will live on forever. May his soul rest In Peace. Good night, Pa Ademola. We love you, but God love you more.
Posted by Segun Ishmael on March 30, 2021
Uncle, you may be gone, but we will never forget you...

Though your smile is gone forever
And your hand we cannot touch
We still have so many memories
Of the one, we loved so much.
Your memory is now our keepsake
With which we will never part.
God has you in His keeping
We have you in our hearts.
Sadly missed, but Never Forgotten.
Posted by Emmanuel Orefuja on March 30, 2021
Shocked...no confused was the right word to use to describe my feeling when the news was broken to me. Well, Daddy lived a very good life with lot of evidences to show. May the good Lord keep all he left behind safe and steady.

Daddy, a very gentleman to the core with emblem of gentle smile. He only talked when it matters. A fearful man of God with intentional passion for Christ to the core. I always like talking to him whenever the opportunity presented itself. Without any doubt, I am surely going to miss him damn too much. IT IS WELL. TILL WE MEET AT THE BOSSOM OF THE MOST HIGH AND PART NO MORE. GOODBYE DADDY.
Posted by Bola Kehinde on March 30, 2021
Daddy, so sorry that you left us, but we thank God for your life. I can’t forget how you were a great help to me in 2004, told me to go and you moved all our things from Zaria to Ibadan, the peace of mind that gave me....
Thank God for your gentle and peaceful spirit and your lovely smile. I believe you’re resting in His bosom. We love you but He loves you most. Keep resting in Him. 
Posted by Sade Adenola on March 25, 2021
My Daddy.......like I always called you, I still can’t believe you’re gone! I’m delighted you’re rejoicing in glory because you spent your life serving the Master.
You were my adviser, my friend, my Dad and spiritual mentor! Always happy and never turned down a challenge on the dance floor! I LOVE YOU DAD

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Recent Tributes
Posted by ELIZABETH NWANKWO on April 14, 2021

LIFE IS ALL ABOUT IMPACT

It’s very hurting for me to discuss daddy in the past .So many character traits attracted him to me. The first one was his smartness, very athletic in movement .You would never see him walking clumsily .He climbed the stairs faster than most youths. I remembered telling him that I would want to be athletic and agile like him when I got to his age.

Daddy Adenola was one who could not stand the slightest discord among pastors. Whenever he noticed the slightest differences among pastors, he would go any length to resolve it. He has at most times commissioned me to resolve one or more issues that could affect our relationship as pastors.

Daddy was also a silent giver. Most of his giving were done without any fuss .I quite remember the day he came to our parish , he lovedour microphones , enquired of the cost ,he gave me money to buysome and instructed me to give them to a particular parish anonymously . That was the kind of man daddy was.

Daddy Adenola was consumed with the passion to see everyone productively engaged. He was the brain behind a lot of us receiving trainings at EDC, Samonda, Ibadan which qualified most of us to access Federal Government Intervention Loans.

Daddy as the men’s leader organized several empowerment training programs at regional level. At one of such programs he gave my wife an opportunity to be one of the key facilitators. Very support to Women Empowerment. A tireless, humble and unassuming leader indeed.

Daddy Adenola thought me how to be calm in the face of extreme provocation or even when hurt deeply. I live to cherish him.

Thank you daddy for being a good father, a mentor and apracticing Christian. Thank you for making lasting impact on our lives. You will forever be remembered by me. Good night sir. 
Pastor Okechukwu & Pastor Mrs. OLanrewaju Nwankwo
Posted by Ikeoluwa Akanbi on April 13, 2021
Daddy you fought a good fight of faith in Christ. I know you are in the bossom of the almighty. You are such a open minded father and always forgive quickly and easily. Your smile always give me courage to stand. " The reward of a good work is more work" this you usually tell us whenever we won an ward from P&G.
... Rest on Baba
Posted by Alh. (Dr) Bello Abubakar ... on April 11, 2021
TRIBUTE TO PASTOR TUNJI ADENOLA (The Icon):
Pa Tunji Adenola was a man deeply interested in the welfare or concerns of humanity. He pursued the calling of feeding the soul and body of man. He was a pastor and agriculturalist. He was a successful father and husband. He was a founding member of MAAN and served in various positions of responsibility from National President to Chairman BOT and delivered perfectly. Baba was selfless, visionary and examplary in all his endeavours. He enjoyed the rare privilege of impeccable integrity,mentor, adviser, friend and uncompromisable principles. He was a rare gem and a generational gift and blessing to humanity. The death of Pa Tunji Adenola at this critical time in the transition of MAAN is most regrettable and irredeemable. His death is a monumental loss to MAAN, family, agricultural sector and entire humanity.
Pa Tunji Adenola, we love you but God loves you more. Rest peacefully in the bossom of the Lord in immortality. You shall be surely missed and remembered.
Alhaji (Dr) Bello Abubakar.
(National President).
his Life

Early Childhood and Education

Olatunji Adebowale Adenola was born to the family of Pa Saibu and Ma Suli Adenola (nee Alebiosu) in Ago Iwoye on June 1st 1943. He was the first of five children.

He started his education at Mamu Wesley school after which he proceeded to Methodist Modern School at Ago-Iwoye. After Modern School, he attended Molusi College, Ijebu-Igbo for a year. This was where he became a christian.

He attended Ijebu-Ode Grammar school in 1962. While at Ijebu-Ode Grammar school, he served as the class captain of his set for 4 consecutive years; he was fondly referred to as "cappy". He also served as the prefect of school house in his final year.

He was an accomplished sportsman; participating in 400m, 800m, mile races and hockey both for the school and in national hockey competitions. He was the chairman of the Yoruba cultural society and was also in the school choir. He was indeed loved by many including his juniors, classmates, seniors and teachers.

From Ijebu-Ode Grammar school, he proceeded to University of Ife where he bagged a B.Sc degree in Agriculture. His academic performance earned him the marketing board scholarship. He graduated in 1972.

After some years, He later attended the University of Wisconsin in 1976 where he obtained a Masters degree in Agronomy (1978).

Adult Life (Work)

Olatunji Adebowale Adenola started work with the Federal Ministry of  Agriculture upon graduation from Ife. After his masters degree in 1978, he returned to the Ministry and served in various departments starting in Ibadan before being transferred to Kano. 

He worked at the Rice Maize center, NCRI Ibadan as the coordinator. In 2000, he moved to Abuja; joining the National Strategic Grains Reserve department as the Deputy Director. He rose to the peak of his career in the Ministry and retired in 2007 as a Federal Director in charge of the department (similar to the role of Joseph in Egypt).

During his tenure as the director, Nigeria got linked with the World Food Programme (WFP) where the nation realized sizeable foreign exchange earnings from maize, sorghum and millet. These were used by the WFP as food aid to needy countries in Africa.

Other achievements include:
1.Construction and completion of additional 5 Nos 25,000Mt capacity silos at Ibadan, Ezzilo, Kaduna, Ilorin and Jos.
2. The establishment of Committee on Guarantee Minimum Price,GMP.
3. The storage of food items (garri).
4. Encouraged the construction of one(1) MT on farm storage for small holder farmers.
5. Annual training in collaboration with United state of American's USAID Commodity, in both bulk and warehouse storages.
6. Increased the country storage reserves from about 35,000MT to 750,000MT.
Being very passionate about Maize and having studied it extensively, he was one of the founding members of the Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN). In 1997, he became the president of Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN), a role he held for 20 years. When he initially wanted to handover, the members "planned a coup and left him alone; that he was going nowhere".

During his tenure, he achieved so many great feats for the farmers and the association; notably MAAN was invited by Federal Ministry of Agriculture to produce certified seeds. He ensured the association had a befitting permanent office and insisted that the leadership of MAAN be rotated and the successor mentored. Until his demise, he was the chairman of the board of trustees of the association.

He was a member of the American Society of Agronomy, Stakeholders Advisory Committee for International Maize and Wheat improvement Centre (CIMMYT) Mexico (where he represented Africa) and the Institute of Directors of Nigeria.

Below are some of his comments on Maize production in Nigeria:
https://maize.org/perspective-tunji-adenola/
https://tribuneonlineng.com/poultry-industries-closing-shortage-maize-supply-%e2%80%95maan-president/
https://www.foodbusinessafrica.com/nigerias-maize-output-may-fall-7-amid-rising-imports-pests/
https://businessday.ng/agriculture/article/nigerias-fx-access-restriction-for-maize-to-attract-investments-experts/
https://dailytrust.com/cbn-directs-dealers-to-exclude-maize-from-forex-list



Adult Life (Church & Family)

The family joined the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in 1984 and following years of  commitment to the service of Christ, He was ordained as an assistant pastor in 1989 and became a full pastor by 1996. He served in various positions as a Parish Pastor, Area Pastor and Zonal Pastor before moving to Abuja. 

He continued serving in the church and by August 2015, he became an elder of the church. A generous giver, he committed his resources, time and finances to the work of God and supporting the church.

In 1973, he married Pastor (Mrs) Olubunmi Adenola. They are blessed with children and grandchildren.
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LIFE IS ALL ABOUT IMPACT

Shared by ELIZABETH NWANKWO on April 14, 2021
LIFE IS ALL ABOUT IMPACT

It’s very hurting for me to discuss daddy in the past .So many character traits attracted him to me. The first one was his smartness, very athletic in movement .You would never see him walking clumsily .He climbed the stairs faster than most youths. I remembered telling him that I would want to be athletic and agile like him when I got to his age.

Daddy Adenola was one who could not stand the slightest discord among pastors. Whenever he noticed the slightest differences among pastors, he would go any length to resolve it. He has at most times commissioned me to resolve one or more issues that could affect our relationship as pastors.

Daddy was also a silent giver. Most of his giving were done without any fuss .I quite remember the day he came to our parish , he lovedour microphones , enquired of the cost ,he gave me money to buysome and instructed me to give them to a particular parish anonymously . That was the kind of man daddy was.

Daddy Adenola was consumed with the passion to see everyone productively engaged. He was the brain behind a lot of us receiving trainings at EDC, Samonda, Ibadan which qualified most of us to access Federal Government Intervention Loans.

Daddy as the men’s leader organized several empowerment training programs at regional level. At one of such programs he gave my wife an opportunity to be one of the key facilitators. Very support to Women Empowerment. A tireless, humble and unassuming leader indeed.

Daddy Adenola thought me how to be calm in the face of extreme provocation or even when hurt deeply. I live to cherish him.

Thank you daddy for being a good father, a mentor and apracticing Christian. Thank you for making lasting impact on our lives. You will forever be remembered by me. Good night sir.   Pastor Okechukwu & Pastor Lanrewaju Nwankwo

Shared by Babatunde Ishmael on April 3, 2021
I first met Pastor Adenola in 1968 when I was in a relationship with his sister Abike. He was visiting his friend, Mr. Dehinbo at Olorunsogo, Mushin, Lagos. He accepted me immediately as if he had known me for years. When I married his sister in April 1969, the relationship became much more cordial.

Pastor Adenola was a nice and kind hearted person. He was a good husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law and friend. He will be sorely missed. May God grant his soul eternal rest in the bosom of the Lord. May God grant his family the fortitude to bear his loss. Amen.