ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Victor Alaofin, 52 years old, born on April 27, 1968, and passed away on April 21, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Oluwatosin Iyasele on May 7, 2021
Classic Vintage Victor. I still remember first meeting him at AC...he pointed out the similarities in our names (I'm Oluwatosin)...I'll always remember that...a colleague I'm meeting for the first time creating an instant bridge. A complete gentleman, sweet of spirit...I remember him in the pool and we'd call him over for some funny stuff or to ask a technical question, and he'd come over and laugh with us...all those gentle memories flooding back...the laughter, the fun...and that was just him, friendly, generous, helpful...we have lost a gem, for sure. May his precious soul rest in peace, and will continue to pray for God to comfort dear Bola and the kids..
Posted by Yemi Sadiq on May 7, 2021
My beloved Doctor,

The news of your demise really brought me to tears.

Since our path crossed, it has been a relationship of a boss-subordinate that completely morphed into that of brothers with valued friendship.

You were such a true boss with value for work and humanity. You led in a way that many spoke glowingly about in your absence and you distinguished yourself as a best-in-class manager.

Your memory remains with me for the continued professional, educational and general advice we shared even after we had parted ways from the work place.

May your soul be accepted unto the bossom of your God.

Adieu Doctor!
Posted by Chiedu Kanu on May 7, 2021
Our dear friend and bro,


The news of your demise came as a shock to us, not because we didn’t realize it could happen at some point, but because we had come to appreciate your warm personality and kind heart. A fine gentleman.


Chiedu particularly recalls your willingness to help with translating communications between German and English, and vice versa, during one of the squad’s swimming competitions in Arnsberg, Germany. You were always willing to help and measured. 


We can never forget your trademark smile.


For me, you were the perfect family man - supportive of your wife’s dream while encouraging your boys without a fuss. I must say, you and Bola were role model couples to behold.


We prayed for God to heal you; so we were really broken when we received the sad news.


God has taken you to a better place - free of pain, sickness and the distractions of the world. You’ve also planted good seeds that will make the world a better place.


Rest In Peace, bro.


Chiedu and Ikedichi Kanu



Posted by Gloria Medupin on May 7, 2021
My one time boss who stepped into the role of an egbon and would address me as 'aburo'. So many times I buzzed your line to run ideas by you and you always obliged me.
With ease you connected disparate dots and demystified complex stuff. I learnt from you how to analyse issues, how not to ignore history and patterns, which are repeatable.

You were an exceptional teacher. Your teaching gift was rare cos it came with a lot of humour. Even when you rebuked anyone, it was in a humorous manner that got us laughing, but the message had been passed. Your humor was legendary.

You were also a good man. As my oga, you were a down to earth and relatable boss. You had so much to give my generation but its so so sad your life was cut short. Its still unbelievable that you have passed. Addressing you in past tense is hard. I thank God that you found a better home in Heaven where there is no pain and sorrow. You will be sorely missed here. May your kind soul rest in peace

Posted by Anwuli Michelle on May 6, 2021
My first encounter with Dr. Victor Alaofin occurred during my final interview before joining Nextzon Business Services Limited. It was a privilege to work with him; he was gracious, intelligent, visionary, and kind, and he will be greatly missed. Eternal rest grant unto Dr. Alaofin O Lord and let perpetual light shine on him, may his soul rest in peace. Amen
Posted by B Q on May 6, 2021
We met Victor through our good friend Bola on their wedding day. His friendly and good natured self was not lost on us since then till now. It hurts to know that he is no longer here with us, but we know that he is in a much better place with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Our prayers are with you dear Bola, Tobi and Seun; may the Holy Spirit comfort you all during these difficult times. Please accept our heartfelt condolences once again.
Bade & Norrison Quakers
Posted by Nkoyo Ogundairo on May 6, 2021
The three things that struck me the most about Victor are all centered around the same thing...love. His love for God, his love for his wife and family, and his love for others. Victor had a warm personality and quiet maturity about him. The consummate gentleman, he was very unassuming and always had a ready smile on his face. He was literally a Godsend.

He has passed the test, gone home to rest and has received the victor's crown having loved to the end; but his impact and his legacy will live on forever in the lives of all who knew and loved him.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Posted by Austin Okonkwo on May 6, 2021
Dr. Victor Alaofin was my classmate in University of Ibadan. We graduated from the school same year and have been very close even after our graduation. Victor was a perfect gentleman by all definitions. I will forever miss his smiles. We love you Victor but God loves you more. Adieu brother until we meet to part no more. RIP Victor!
Posted by Edekin Imoukhuede on May 6, 2021
What do we say about Victor Alaofin - a man who came into our lives almost 20 years ago? Pastor Victor immediately struck us as a man on a mission. Calm, God fearing, cerebral, witty, impactful and humble, Victor always entered a room with a smile on face.

Passionate about anything he did, Victor carried out assignments like a man seeking to leave a legacy - and leave a legacy he did leave in business, life and ministry. Osapa - the immediate impact community of our church, will always remember him for the medical outreach that he set up to cater to the health needs of residents of the area.

We also remember with joy the way he delivered his sermons. Often packed with real life experiences, he delivered them with such humor that left the congregation reeling with laughter.

Pastor Victor was also an exceptionally loving husband to Bolatito, and a responsible father to Tobiloba and Oluwaseun. His fatherly nature was also displayed in his relationship with his spiritual children in The Father’s House where he worshipped.

Victor was a man in a million - a wonderful friend, a trustworthy reliable brother and problem solver.

Pastor Victor, we will miss you, but we know that you are in a better place. You have run your race and finished your course. We are certain that a crown of righteousness awaits you in heaven. We console ourselves with that knowledge.

Bolatito, Tobi and Seun, your lover and mentor is no longer with you in the physical, but he remains with you in spirit and his legacy speaks all around you.

Rest In Peace Pastor Victor Oluwatoyin Alaofin till we all meet to part no more.

Edekin and Franka Imoukhuede.
Posted by Ifeoma Babatunde on May 6, 2021
It's so hard to write this tribute as it's still not real to me that you have left us.

Victor you fought the good fight and kept the faith. You are resting and have joined the cloud of witnesses to cheer us on. We trust God to comfort our hearts and look after your beloved Bolatito and the children. Your legacy lives on and your memory is blessed.

Rest in Peace in the loving arms of our saviour.

Posted by Egbuna and Ifeoma Obata on May 5, 2021
Victor has faded away like the stars of the morning. He has lost his light in the glorious sun. He has passed from the earth and its toiling and is only remembered by what he has done. What did he do?

He loved his Tito, Tobi and Seun.
He had a towering intellect.
He had a ready and ever-present smile
He was in step with his maker, and he was wholesome in the sight of all he encountered

May Angels lead him to God the most high
Posted by Adewumi Ojo on May 5, 2021
Unquestionable God we thank God for the life of à dear friend who has finished his race and answered the call. You will be remembered for your love for other and your agilité to bring people togther for a common goals. May God of all comfort be with the family. Victor will surely be missed
Posted by Makinde Fasanya on May 5, 2021
Alaofin as I used to call you! It just fitted your personality like the meaning of the word. You were indeed a king and Giant amongst men! I remembered the last time we were together sharing our visions of owning farms side by side at some place in Epe and raising things in our Old Age, so why did you leave so soon! I still can't believe you are Gone. Victor, you are indeed a friend and brother! Ever smiling and ever amiable. I will miss you lots! I pray the Lord bless, guide and give the ones you left behind fortitude to bear your loss! So here is to meeting you in the arms of our Lord someday! Sleep well Bro till we meet again! 'M.
Posted by Akin O. Kingsley Adesehin... on May 5, 2021
VOA, as fondly called, you came, you saw and you conquered. You were such a warm personality, both in school and out of school. How our path crossed in Independence Hall and the Faculty of Agric and Forestry in the University of Ibadan was not a mere coincidence but ordained of God. Reconnecting after several years, brought back good memories until the time the Master said it was time for you to come back home. You have fought the good fight of faith until your last breath, no wonder you wrote "My spirit is strong and will not give in, we shall overcome" on the 2nd of April, 2021. For sure, you overcame, hence securing a place in the bossom of the Master.
Sleep on, until the resurrection morning.
Adieu, my wonderful brother!

AOK
Posted by Owhe Mukoro on May 5, 2021
Victor,

You came into our lives, when you and Bola ‘fell’ for each other and till date still tease her about a walk down Awolowo road. We thank you for your great love and friendship, not only to your wonderful wife, Bolatito and the boys, but also to all her family and friends.

We have been privileged to know you and enjoy your company on many occasions. You are truly a man of many parts and diverse talents.

Writing this is very surreal and leaves us with a lot of thoughts and heavy hearts but we take comfort in the triumph of the power and Spirit of God in all circumstances and that your departure though painful is peaceful.

We thank God for the triumph of your spirit and the faith to trust in God till the end. It is a testimony of the essence of who you are and the values that come from the Almighty God Himself.

The testimony of your life lives on in Bola, Tobi and Seun. They will do you proud and we all that surround them will cheer them on as you will also do from the heavens.

Thank you for the life, the love, the friendship and the fellowship.

You made a difference to many and to us.

Owhe and Funke Mukoro
Posted by Deji Oyinlola on May 5, 2021
Victor and I headed different business units under Naspers and he was a perfect gentleman. His wealth of knowledge was freely shared along with his signature smile.
He readily had something to say on just about every topic. We once joked about a vertical blog and in one hour I saw pure passion as we literally fleshed out the workings, pros and cons. Sadly he moved on to other things and that never materialized.
My heart goes out to the family and friends you left behind.
Knowing you was a delight best experienced personally.
Keep resting in perfect peace Sir Victor
Posted by Bunmi Ajayi on May 5, 2021
I knew Victor in University of Ibadan and we graduated together in thesame department of Agricultural Economics. He was a genius and a bridge builder among his classmates. Victor created a departmental and Faculty WhatsApp platforms which is our nucleus today. I commiserate with all his family members especially his wife and the children. May God grant him eternal rest.
Posted by Akin O. Kingsley Adesehin... on May 5, 2021
A great unifier, he truly and really was

VOA, the outpouring of griefs on the platform since the outbreak of the sad news of your demise is in appreciation of the profound impact you had on our academic family.

You built a bridge of friendship across all frontiers, and inspired a platform of togetherness and bonding, believing our humanity and human potential would best be realized under a common family canopy.

VOA, we never thought or hoped you would be with us forever, but we'd always hoped that you would live long enough to have the opportunity to serve our country and humanity in a nobler capacity or role, but sadly this never was.

VOA, we wish you could look back and read the posthumous testimonies about your greatness and selflessness.

Indeed, if Death would accept griefs as a ransom for your Life, we are convinced you would be back in our midst immediately.

Victor, you have gone and exited gloriously, you have gone ahead of us all to the destination we all have in common, the abode of reality that would harmonize and level the perceived mighty and the low among us

Victor Oluwatoyin Alaofin, beyond the natural and emotional outpouring from our grieving hearts, we still all owe you a huge debt of gratitude, now seemingly irredeemable - gratitude for bringing us back and together from different regions of the earth as one indivisible and inseparable family that dwells happily under the common roof of humanity that binds us together.

We remain eternally grateful to you for this singular role of bringing depth, meaning and value to our relationship.

Now that you have taken a bow, gloriously and proudly so, after playing your role distinguishably and commendably too, you have earned for yourself the laurel of immortality by enthroning a family platform that outlives you.

We honestly cannot grieve enough, and neither can we celebrate you deservedly and deservingly too , but we are consoled by the fact that whoever shares flowers of roses will have his hands trailed by fragrance, may the pleasant fragrance of humanity never cease trailing you and your entire household.

Good night our VOA, the pride of everyone of us.

Class '89 of Faculty of Agric & Forestry, University of Ibadan.
Posted by Moranugba Owoaje on May 5, 2021
Uncle Victor,
Sadly as it sounds i know you have gone to a better place. Now i would not have anyone to gist with after church again.
I miss you very much.

            - Motinola Owoaje
Posted by Richard Emekagbor on May 5, 2021
There is no death. Only a detachment from the physical body. The spirit lives on. Victor continues his journey home - the luminous kingdom of the human spirits called Paradise!

There is no rest in peace since there is no death. I therefore wish Victor a joyful awakening in the hereafter filled with joyful activities. May he be permitted to participate fully as he did while on this side. May the Lord grant it! Amen!
Posted by Atinuke Olanrewaju on May 5, 2021
Victor, its still difficult to process that you are gone. You came, lived but left too soon to the place where there is no pain or sorrow.
Goodbye Victor. We your uni mates will definitely miss you.
We will remember that YOU are the reason we are all connected through the whattaps you created.
Adieu our friend and colleague VICTOR ALAOFIN.
Posted by Theresa Abak-Ibebunjo on May 5, 2021
Gone too soon Gentleman Victor .Was in UI with Victor.Ever a Gentleman .Pleasant and helpful .Everyone loved Him he has this way about him that was peaceful no drama. Years later I was honored to meet his beautiful wife and kids it's like I knew them all forever that same gentle spirit, Unassuming loving family.
Am sad you have to leave so soon but We all know that Jehovah our Maker knows best
Wishing you good night Gentleman

Posted by Remi Alao on May 5, 2021
Victor, it is hard to understand why it must be you, but we cannot challenge destiny.
Rest well in the bossom of your creator. Home calling is for everyone, you may have gone ahead if some of us, each of us owe the same home coming at our due time then we shall meet again and part no more. Adieu Victor
Posted by Airen Adetimirin on May 5, 2021
Victor and I were classmates in University of Ibadan and graduated in 1989. He was a gentle and an unassuming person. Then in school, Victor was known to be very focused and intelligent. He was a person that cares for people and he brought all members of our set together on a whatsapp platform. He will call to ask if I knew anybody from my Department that was not yet on the platform. He was a good team player and was part of the organiser for our Reunion in 2019 where he was made the Vice President of Agriculture & Forestry 89 Set. Victor was very committed to our being together as a group. He was a man of great faith as he believed in the Lord until he passed on. Whenever I called him, even during his illness and he picked, he was still strong in faith and his replies to my whatsapp messages showed he was not going to give up on his relationship with Christ. I will miss your gentle voice, smile and solutions to issues. I know we will meet again at the feet of the Lord. Goodnight Victor.

Airen Adetimirin






Vice President
Posted by Nkem Itanyi on May 5, 2021
My dearest sister and friend Bolatito, I’m not sure what to say in the face of such a difficult loss. I remember gisting with you and Victor by video call a few months ago, we were all in awe of God’s goodness, and I relayed how my son announced to us that “...we prayed for Uncle Victor, and God healed him.” It is well. I know Victor is with the Lord, and this is somewhat comforting.

Bolatito, I am so sorry for your loss; we are sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I know how Victor loved you.

Victor, thank you for loving my dear friend Bolatito so passionately. I observed this in close quarters the weekend you, Bolatito, Tobi and Seun spent with my family in Enugu in September 2016. With your ever-smiling face, you doted over her and the boys non stop. I loved the way you loved her, loved them! To say you will be greatly missed is an understatement.

Dearest Bolatito, we are thinking of you and boys and wishing you moments of peace and comfort. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Much love,

Nkem, Emeka and the 4 K’s.
Posted by Idowu Olayinka on May 5, 2021
We commiserate with the family, friends and associates of our late friend, at the tender age of 52 years. Our paths crossed in Germany during 1997/1998. He came across as an amiable and friendly gentleman. He was ever ready to help. A honest person who was very cerebral. He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him. We pray for the repose of his gentle and kind soul.
Posted by Kemisola Oni on May 5, 2021
Dear Dr Victor, I am grateful to have known you. You were successful in all that your field yet so humble, sociable and accessible. Your messages and stories are so impactful and I still remember them like yesterday. You always advise me to keep pushing and you always practiced what you preached. I like the way you were so spiritual yet such an interesting personality; so gentle yet so witty. Your marriage was also a model to me.

I will never forget when we had a challenge in my family which was way beyond our strength. You helped us through and still stayed close after we overcame.

Indeed you have gone ahead of us. I pray the grace to meet you again when the time comes. I miss you so much. God will grant me the grace to finish well just as you have done.
Posted by Funso Sobande on May 5, 2021
Dr. Victor Oluwatoyin Alaofin, Associate Pastor

A Tribute from the Elders and Members of Rehoboth Int’l Christian Centre, His Local Assembly

Mentor, teacher, adviser, consultant, problem solver, calm, unassuming and reassuring - are some of the words we can use to describe Pastor Victor Alaofin (PVA). He came into our lives 19 years ago and became many things to many of us. In truth, it is difficult to fully encapsulate his impact in few words.

Pastor Victor Oluwatoyin Alaofin was a man in a million - a wonderful friend, a trustworthy brother, and a gift to all of us as a Christian Community. It was evident to all that he was a loving husband to his dear wife Bolatito Alaofin Nee Fagbola, and an excellent father, not just to his own children – ‘Tobiloba and Oluwaseun, but to the children in church, with special emphasis on the teenagers who were often found discussing with him after Sunday worship on various topics.

He was a man of refreshing candour and wit, with a gift of reducing complex issues to simple terms. As a pastor and teacher, Dr. Victor Alaofin would break the Word of God into simple relatable terms, using everyday life experiences. He did this often and effortlessly, with the wit of a comedian that got the congregation laughing but engaged. This one aspect of his gifts will be missed.

Passionate about everything he did, Pastor Victor Alaofin, inspired by a message delivered by the Lead Pastor on the “Good” of the Good Samaritan, had a vision to cater to the basic healthcare needs of members of the immediate community of The Father’s House. Rallying church members of like minds and contacts within the medical sector as well as financial resources, he started the Rehoboth Community Health Outreach (ReCHO), a medical outreach to inhabitants of Osapa-London and its environs in 2008. Lives were saved as people were often treated for underlying ailments that they were completely unaware of. This became a regular feature for many years.

On the business education front, Dr. Victor Alaofin was mentor to many. Always a person willing to share from his wealth of knowledge, Pastor Victor fully participated as a resource person for Rhema Business School (RBS), business seminars and outreaches. This was in addition to free individual consultations that he was always ready to give.

As a family man, he extolled the virtues of our family church, whose exemplary married and family life, aside the spiritual calling on his life was one of the major considerations in making himself and his wife Bolatito, Associate Pastors of the Church and Members of its Governing Council.

Pastor Victor has run his race, finished his course, and received the crown of life reserved for those who love the Lord. He was faithful unto death, his confession and confidence in the Lord Jesus was unshaken. Today and forevermore, he rests secure with the Lord.

All praise and glory to God!
Posted by Afolabi Seriki on May 5, 2021
Victor was the kindest person I know. Perfect gentleman without any grudge or malice. Calm, disciplined and considerate. You will be greatly missed. It is destined for all to die, the question is how will you be remembered. I will like to be remembered the way most people remember Victor. For his good deeds.
Posted by Macauley Atasie on May 5, 2021
TRIBUTE FOR DR VICTOR ALAOFIN......Vic and I have spent a good part of the past 28 years together in various forms. We worked in Accenture then known as Andersen Consulting. He later left for Germany for his PhD and I visited him in Germany to show how close we remained. On his return he lived in my house for about 6 months till he stabilised. We later worked together in the payments industry where he was CEO of Paymaster, a company Nextzon incubated. Vic also joined us in Nextzon as partner in charge of our Non-financial services practice and led many projects covering human resources development, government reforms and aviation sector development amongst others. Vic was very cerebral and a strong strategic thinker. The entire Nextzon and ex staff of Paymaster will miss him dearly...
Posted by Lynn Penny on May 5, 2021
We regret that we have been deprived of the chance to get to know Victor better. We met him at Akunna and Christopher's wedding at his family home and he was most welcoming and made us feel part of the family. His children are a great testament to his and Bola's parenting.
Rest in peace Victor.
Posted by Adepoju Fagbola on May 5, 2021
My Sisters gentle giant, It saddens me to write this tribute as you were the least person I expected to leave us so soon. Victor, thank you for being a brother, father, friend, and most importantly loving husband to Bolatito...You have ran your race and I know you are with God and the Angels watching over us... May your gentle soul RIP!!!
Posted by Enegha Okonkwo on May 5, 2021
Victor

I would be very surprised if nobody has said this about him, because it was always the first thing I saw whenever we see each other. It was his beautiful welcoming smile, then if you’re lucky the occasional soft laughter that comes after the smile.

I remember one day he came to visit us and as soon as I opened the door,that smile was the first thing I saw and I shouted Oga Victor and of course the laughter came. That’s Victor, never seen him sad , angry or used an unpleasant or hash word to anybody. Your sudden exit from this world has left us wondering if we’re dreaming or in reality.

We became close because we were family friends and the better half of two bestos (inside joke). Anytime we met anywhere he always had kind words for me.

Smile your way to heaven my darling Oga Victor.
Posted by Mofoluwaso Osinuga on May 5, 2021
A lot of thoughts about the why of this roam through our hearts at this time, we are human aren't we? However, being sure of the absolute love and wisdom of our God we know this is not an accident; and that this too will ultimately work out for good.

Victor was an amazing gentleman in every regard, and we consider it a privilege to have had the honor of being friends with someone who exuded such calmness, intelligence and a love for God and family. We remember with fondness your ready smiles.

We are indeed grateful to God for the times we shared as well as the joy you brought Bolatito and the boys. Brave and steadfast in God till the very end, we are thankful for the legacy of faith you left behind for us all. Blessed indeed is the memory of the righteous!

Adieu Victor, till we meet again at Jesus feet.

Adebayo & Mofoluwaso Osinuga.
Posted by Ifeoma Obata on May 5, 2021
Victor, the news of your death from Tito was and still is a rude shock to me. An intelligent and a fine gentle man you were!!! Though it hurts, I’m consoled because I know that heaven has gained a beautiful soul.
I pray and ask God to give ‘Tito, Tobi, Seun and the rest of the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
Goodnight!!! May your gentle soul continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord. Amen.
Posted by Folashade Yoloye on May 5, 2021
Undoubtedly, doing this is one of the most difficult things I've had to do in my entire life. Not for want of what to write, but because there's so much to write about Victor which my troubled mind cannot process at this point in time.

World VOA!!! as I call(ed) him who I met almost four decades ago, was first a Coursemate, a Friend and then a brother in every sense of the word.

It is difficult to accept that VOA is no longer with us!!! He was gentle, kind and related well with all and sundry. Victor valued relationship and this translated into his being the creator of our Departmental and Faculty WhatsApp groups in 2015 and 2016 respectively. This singular act brought a good number of us together and enabled us to hold our First Reunion after Thirty (30) Years of Graduation!!!
It is heartbreaking that you had to leave us at the time you did, seeing that we just started building new memories while reliving the old ones. God knows best........we will understand it better by and by. As He has promised, God will wipe away the tears from the eyes of your dear wife, children and all of us whose lives you touched and to whom you were so dear.

World VOA of Ponyan, you served God and humanity well and I know your reward is certain. It is therefore, not goodbye but goodnight because the dead in Christ will rise first........ Sleep on my dear brother and friend, rest easy till the Resurrection Morning.
Posted by Adewale Ogunbadejo on May 5, 2021
I came to know Victor and Bolatito Alaofin and their two handsome boys through a Doctor- patient relationship while they were staying in Gbagada more than fifteen years ago. The relationship however grew to become more of a near-family situation, a no-holds-barred relationship which permitted me to know them a bit more intimately. Their loyalty and love made them to retain the hospital even as they moved from Gbagada to Dolphin and finally to Lekki. Aniyun Hospital will for ever appreciate this deep demonstration of loyalty and Love.
The love between Victor and his very loving, dedicated and passionate beautiful spouse was palpable and infectious. An exchange of looks or touch means tons between the two of them.
The pair of them are a worthy example of what a marriage should be and this was demonstrated to the end. I was an eye witness. Even in pains, he will ask to have his head on Bola's laps. Such was his trust and love in his spouse.
A very unassuming, humble, easy-going but firm gentleman who dedicated himself to building a good home, career and name for himself in his chosen field of endeavour and strove through his God-given talents to rise through the ranks.
Victor in partnership with his very dutiful and extremely energetic, focused and supportive spouse did all necessary to give their children the best in education thus laying a very solid foundation for their future. I pray that their hopes and aspirations for these two handsome young men are fulfilled.
As for Bolatito, please be reassured and consoled that you gave your all and I'm sure if not that its not possible, you would have given your life to save Victor. Even till the last minute you never saw the picture everyone around you saw and we all had to keep your hope up. Coming so soon after Mummy's passing, I know the psychological and emotional turmoil going on within you but always remember that GOD knows and sees all and as we were told in the Scriptures, not a single hair of yours shall fall, without His Will.
Do not go into 'Why me?' Its a questioning of GOD's Will which is a blasphemy. We must not mourn like those who have no faith. Its very painful to part from such a Loving partner but that is life. I wish you and the children the strength to bear the severe pains of separation.
As for you, Victor my Dear Brother, as your beautiful soul soars upwards home, May you be surrounded and enveloped by Divine Love, Mercy, Grace and His Protection. May you awaken to joyful activities in the Beautiful Realms of your GOD Above. Amen.
Dr Wale Ogunbadejo
Aniyun Hospital
Gbagada, Lagos.
Posted by Esther Akinnukawe on May 4, 2021
Still quite unbelievable that Victor is no more, still grappling with the reality that no more would I hear his voice on the other end of the line with his signature greeting, "Aburo, bo ni", while we spend the next few minutes throwing banters on who is older before moving on to the discussion of the day. His signature hearty laughter was filled with such warmth, humour and sometimes mischief as though he had no care in the world. He was a believer whose life exemplified an unwavering faith in God, looking unto Jesus as the author and finisher of his faith.

We struck such a cord while working together at Andersen Consulting and remained friends subsequently. Little did I know that I would be bidding him goodbye in his prime.

Victor, you were such a true gentleman - thoughtful, selfless, humble and unassuming, an intellectual, a great family man and a loyal friend. I already miss you greatly.

Adieu my friend and continue to sleep in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. May God be with your wife, children and the entire family, amen.
Posted by Godwin Attah on May 4, 2021
I still have to get a hold of myself when my thoughts of you end with the reality that you aren't with us in this realm anymore. You were like a Father to me Uncle Victor and even while growing up I looked up to the genuine sincerity in your expressions,a simple yet not shallow, humble and kind, yet poised and elegant a Man you were.
My Heart is being broken a thousand times over just at the thought that you are gone, but I try to find solace in the Faith which you so much believed in, that you aren't gone forever, and also in the evidence seen in everyone to whom you were a blessing, a Friend, a companion, a Father ,a Teacher ,role model, a mentor and to many a hope and a torch that lit the light which still burns in them and will be a privileged transgenerational inheritance.
Sincerely, it truly has been a privilege to have had you in our lives Uncle Victor.
You will truly forever be missed and always in our heart's.
Posted by Abayomi Alao on May 4, 2021
ADIEU VICTOR
To say I was shocked at the news of your transition is an understatement. It hit me like a thunderbolt. My wife knew immediately I dropped the phone even before telling her. She was equally devastated by the news.
While like everyone, your wife, children, relatives and associates/colleagues, I want you to be with us, God who knows all things and is full of Love, decided to call you home to himself. I am consoled you are with Jesus Christ and enjoying His rest. You served and lovedThe Lord and you have your Crowns now.

Will miss your ever present smile, listening ears and love. Victor, when we first met, it was like we had ever being together.  The memories of the excellent times we spent together, the dreams we shared shall always be with me. How can I forget Victor Alaofin? I will always remember the day we were reviewing our presentation and we said, “wow, our last names are so similar or close”.

Adieu, continue to enjoy your rest in Christ.

Abayomi Alao
Posted by Gift Omokor on May 4, 2021
It's taken me so long to accept that you're no more but still lost for words. Sir like I call and you will stand and give that humbling attention that is captivating.
Thank You so much sir for impacting into me, been a blessing to my family, I remember your messages with lots of humor and I'm like is this for real...hmmm Pastor Victor this is not good bye but till we meet at the Master's feet on that great Marriage Supper with Jesus
I'm so happy that our path crossed in this journey of life, I remember your jokes and I smile knowing you're in a better place
Adieu Man of God
Adieu Pastor Victor
Posted by Benson Adenuga on May 4, 2021
It has been a great pleasure knowing Victor for over 30 years, first as a fellow student at the University of Ibadan and later as a colleague at Andersen. He was such a jolly good fellow, humble as a dove, caring and loving, a man of integrity. I am still struggling to believe Victor is gone but the Lord knows best. May the Almighty God keep and uphold your family. It is well!
Posted by maximus ndianaefo on May 4, 2021
I am still in shock.

Dr., you gifted me an opportunity to work with you and learn from you. You were an awesome coach and leader, and unassuming enough to come down to your mentee's level to carry them along.

While I mourn with all whose lives you have touched, I shall also celebrate the light and kindness you have shared.

Rest well, Sir. I am still growing with the lessons you've taught me and my colleagues. Rest well, Sir.

Adieu, Dr.

Posted by Femi Akintunde on May 4, 2021
Good night Victor.

You have come to this world, lived a good life and impacted the world positively as you were destined by God. You were such gentle and very loving friend. Rest well in the bosom of your maker and may the Lord almighty bless and protect the family that you left behind.
Posted by Martin Mordi on May 4, 2021
Dr. Alaofin, hmmmn, difficult to portray you with such limited space.
You are definitely in heaven now.
You touched many lives, you were a good Christian ✝️ and a man that feared God.
It's a pleasure to have known you sir and you will be truly missed.
Posted by Benjamin Iwobho on May 3, 2021
Dear brother, faithful friend, and precious saint:
Your unexpected exit from life’s stage left behind a palpable shock, pain, and far too many questions. But the Holy Spirit, who is immeasurably greater than any answer we seek, has overwhelmed us with so much heavenly comfort and assurance that your faith in Christ has become sight, your hope in Christ has matured into the full experience, and your sweet memory lives on in our hearts.
I will miss our many conversations (usually more than an hour each time), where our shared passions intersect: Faith, Family and our Fatherland.
Victor Oluwatoyin Alaofin, continue your rest in the Lord till we all are gathered at Jesus' feet.
Posted by Sylvester Orimaye on May 3, 2021
Dr. Victor, your death is painful to us, but we have a consolation in that you have gone to be with our savior Jesus Christ. We met briefly during your last visit to the US, and we immediately shared bonds like siblings. Continue to rest on in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. - Helen & Sylvester
Posted by Olajide Ogunlayi on May 3, 2021
VICTOR ALAOFIN, A SUNSET SO EARLY!
Obviously, his sun set very early. But as a Muslim, my belief is that "to God we belong, & to Him shall we return". May the almighty grant his soul eternal rest (Ameen).
Although our paths crossed very briefly long ago, during the Afribank-Accenture (Nigeria) Business Transformation Project that was to midwife Afribank's New ERA, & I found in Dr Victor Alaofin a likeable & supportive colleague, & an unassuming fellow. May the almighty God grant his family & friends the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
Adieu my brother & friend!
Dr Olajide Ogunlayi
(Afribank New ERA Initiative Champion, 1999-2001)
Posted by Adenike Folarin on May 3, 2021
2 Corinthians 5:8....To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord....
PVA, I know you are present with the Lord and I will definitely miss you.I will miss your infectious smiles and kind words. I will miss your jokes. I will miss the prayers you always send on my birthdays.
The hospital and welfare department of the church will miss you.
You were always so joyful and consistent in reaching out to the needs of others.
You had a way of making a place feel lighter and welcoming.
However in it all, I am more grateful that in life and now in death, you honoured the Lord and now you are with Him forever.
I know your kind and gentle soul is in heaven watching over us. My prayer to Pastor Bola, Tobi, Seun and the rest of the family is that the Lord will grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.
Gute Nacht, Man of God.
Posted by Chinasa Unaegbunam on May 3, 2021
Victor, you came accross as calm and gentle, always with a smile that was genuine and sincere. I know you brought peace and joy to Bola, Tobi and Seun.

I pray that that peace never leaves them. May God, in his infinite mercy grant you eternal rest. Go with God good man.
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Posted by Oluwatosin Iyasele on May 7, 2021
Classic Vintage Victor. I still remember first meeting him at AC...he pointed out the similarities in our names (I'm Oluwatosin)...I'll always remember that...a colleague I'm meeting for the first time creating an instant bridge. A complete gentleman, sweet of spirit...I remember him in the pool and we'd call him over for some funny stuff or to ask a technical question, and he'd come over and laugh with us...all those gentle memories flooding back...the laughter, the fun...and that was just him, friendly, generous, helpful...we have lost a gem, for sure. May his precious soul rest in peace, and will continue to pray for God to comfort dear Bola and the kids..
Posted by Yemi Sadiq on May 7, 2021
My beloved Doctor,

The news of your demise really brought me to tears.

Since our path crossed, it has been a relationship of a boss-subordinate that completely morphed into that of brothers with valued friendship.

You were such a true boss with value for work and humanity. You led in a way that many spoke glowingly about in your absence and you distinguished yourself as a best-in-class manager.

Your memory remains with me for the continued professional, educational and general advice we shared even after we had parted ways from the work place.

May your soul be accepted unto the bossom of your God.

Adieu Doctor!
Posted by Chiedu Kanu on May 7, 2021
Our dear friend and bro,


The news of your demise came as a shock to us, not because we didn’t realize it could happen at some point, but because we had come to appreciate your warm personality and kind heart. A fine gentleman.


Chiedu particularly recalls your willingness to help with translating communications between German and English, and vice versa, during one of the squad’s swimming competitions in Arnsberg, Germany. You were always willing to help and measured. 


We can never forget your trademark smile.


For me, you were the perfect family man - supportive of your wife’s dream while encouraging your boys without a fuss. I must say, you and Bola were role model couples to behold.


We prayed for God to heal you; so we were really broken when we received the sad news.


God has taken you to a better place - free of pain, sickness and the distractions of the world. You’ve also planted good seeds that will make the world a better place.


Rest In Peace, bro.


Chiedu and Ikedichi Kanu



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Biography

Victor Oluwatoyin Alaofin was born with a smile on his face on April 27, 1968 in Ponyan, Kogi State, Nigeria. He studied Agricultural Economics at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, earning a Bachelors in 1989 and a Masters in 1991 from the same institution. He went on to obtain his Ph.D. in Policy Analysis (Economics) from Christian Albrecht's University, Kiel, Germany in 1999.

Victor's mission in life was to live a life that was beautiful in the sight of the Lord God Almighty.

An accomplished strategy consultant with multicultural environments experience in Nigeria, Germany, and France, he played a significant role in the implementation of banking reforms in Nigeria.

As a key player in the creation of the e-payment industry in Nigeria, Victor led the introduction of the online EFT-POS system into Nigeria and was part of the team that built the largest EFT-POS merchant acquisition network for card payments.

He was a multiskilled consultant with experience in business strategy, food manufacturing and management consulting. He worked in various establishments prior to establishing Emerald Consulting and Knowledge Fabrik. Victor provided advisory services to a few State Governments in Nigeria.

Victor loved God and was a man of faith who believed in the infallibleness of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. He was an associate pastor of Rehoboth International Christian Centre (The Father’s House), Osapa, Lagos. He was responsible for the establishment of the medical outreach in the Osapa area. This outreach began from Victor's passion that every individual no matter their status in life, deserved access to adequate health care. Every month, this outreach catered for individuals who were otherwise unable to access the required health care and/or pay for health care.

He passed on to glory on Wednesday 21st, April 2021 and is survived by his wife, Bolatito, their two sons, Oluwatobiloba and Oluwaseun, siblings, cousins, aunties and uncles.

Victor will be greatly missed for his awesome personality, his high intellect, sense of humour, warmth and display of excellence in every aspect of life.

Adieu VOA

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A Fine Gentleman

Shared by Kunle Dina on May 4, 2021
Dr Victor Alaofin was an exceptional person in many respects. He was inquisitive, resourceful, deep and kind.
I remember a certain occassion, back in our Accenture days, when, on a cold Monday morning, Victor had declared, rather casually,  to have spotted me cruising by on Third Mainland Bridge the previous day. Curiously, I had asked how he had known, with such certainty, that it was me, given that it wasn't only I who drove the certain brand and colour of car which he had proclaimed as the primary basis for his conviction.  Then he had spontaneously recited my Vehicle Registration Number and then, again, rather casually, gone on to explain that he had memorised the Vehicle Registration Numbers of virtually everybody in the Firm! This claim was, of course, tested and found to hold true. While all employees of Accenture were essentially geniuses in their own rights back in those days, Victor was special. This incidence, was, indeed, just one example of his inherent curiosity, his effortless interest in people and his raw, natural capacity. 
Victor will be dearly missed. However, we find solace in the knowledge that he lived an exemplary life and, especially, in the privilege of meeting him along the way. 
May The Almight God Grant him Eternal Rest, may He Comfort his loved ones and may his legacy be preserved. Amen.
Rest In Peace, Victor.

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Shared by Gift Charlene Uche on May 1, 2021
It’s important for a supervisor to be able to not only motivate teams to reach a productive outcome, but also to be able to motivate individual employees. You were a source of inspiration for me at Nextzon Business Service, you were a very humble man a Boss I will forever remember.


Rest on my Boss. May God continue to give your family the grace to carry on. Rest in peace Sir. 

WE in Nextzon Business Service will miss you.