By Wuraola Bamgbose
It was a celebration of a life well spent as eminent Nigerians on Thursday thronged Erunwon, Ijebu, Ogun State as the remains of a foremost illustrious son of the State Pa Christopher Ogunbanjo was laid to rest at his residence.
Our correspondent reports that a funeral service had earlier been held at the church of Epiphany, Egba Anglican Diocese, Erunwon, Ijebu, which had in attendance dignitaries such as the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Minister of finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr Wale Edun, two former governors of Ogun State Aremo Olusegun Osoba and Senator Ibikunle Amosun amongst others.
Commenting on the life and times of the late icon, President Bola Tinubu who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume described Pa Ogunbanjo as a distinguished figure in Nigeria’s legal and business communities, whose multifaceted roles as an industrialist, corporate lawyer and philanthropist left indelible impressions in these important fields as he empowered and mentored numerous professionals from Nigeria and beyond.
Also, in another remark, the executive governor of Ogun State Prince Dapo Abiodun who eulogized the late philanthropist described him as a man of honour, who thrived on self-discipline and moderation.
In his sermon, Venerable Ebenezer Abiala of the Ijebu Anglican diocese said, that Pa Christopher Ogunbanjo lived a fulfilled as he served God diligently during his lifetime.
Venerable Abiala however urged all Christian faithfuls to move closer to their maker in absolute service, dedication to God and humanity.
Prince Christopher Ogunbanjo was born on 14 December 1923 and passed on 7th October 2023 at the age of 99.