By Oluwatoyin Adegoke

The African Church Primate, the Most Reverend Julius Abbe says wealthy individuals should care more about the plight of the less privileged.

The Most Reverend Abbe stated this at the funeral service of Iyalode of Yorubaland, Chief Alaba Lawson held at the Cathedral of St James African Church, Abeokuta, Ogun State. 

The Most Reverend Abbe described the late Alaba Lawson as not just a reputable industrialist but also a well-known philanthropist, pointing out that her death had left a vacuum that would be difficult to fill. 

The clergyman, who said Chief Alaba Lawson’s stride was worth emulating, appealed to those occupying positions of authority to urgently alleviate the untold hardship endured by the people, following the removal of subsidy on petroleum products. 

In a remark during the service, Governor Dapo Abiodun promised that the state government would do the needful to sustain the legacy of the late Iyalode of Yorubaland.

Some of the dignitaries at the event including former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Senator Ibikunle Amosun encouraged the deceased family to take solace in the fact that the late Chief Alaba Lawson made laudable impacts on humanity during her seventy-two years on earth. 

Representatives of the Oyo Alaafin and Ife traditional councils and other notable Nigerians including the juju music icon, Chief Ebenezer Obey – Fabiyi and Ambassador Sarafa Ishola also witnessed the service. 

The remains of Chief Lawson who died on October 28 were later committed to Mother Earth at a restricted ceremony witnessed by close relatives. 

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