By Our Reporter
The father of the former Bursar of Government Technical College, Saki, Oyo State, Prince Stephen Irinola Afolabi is dead.
The former Bursar, Prince Isaac Oyeyinka Afolabi announced the death of his nonagenarian father through a statement signed on behalf of the family on Sunday. He said that late Afolabi died on Saturday morning due to old age-related sickness.
He said “We announce the demise of the Afolabi patriarch, Baba Prince Stephen Irinola Afolabi of Oba Tuntun’s Ruling House, Isale Asa, Iree, Osun state in the early hours of Saturday, May 20, 2023, after a brief illness.
“Baba at different stages in his life worked as a chef, pharmacist, and farmer. He was a devoted believer and served God till death. He was a missionary and one-time leader of First Baptist Church, Oja-Namo via Iseyin in Oyo state.”
He described his late father as “a loving husband, caring father, community leader, and leader of thoughts. He was a cheerful giver and community mobilizer. He lived a peaceful life and was at peace with all men till death. He will be missed.”
“He had at different times and platforms led different groups, especially in the Baptist Churches where he had worshipped for over 80 years.”
He added that the deceased lost his wife to death on August 15, 2022.
Late Pa. Afolabi was survived by his children including Prince Isaac Oyeyinka Afolabi, Princess Adenike Aderemi (Nee Afolabi), Prince Peter Bolaji Afolabi, Prince Sunday Oladayo Afolabi, and Prince Olakunle Samson Afolabi. Others are Princess Oluwatoyin Afolabi (Married), Princess Folasade Afolabi (Married), and Princess Lydia Afolabi (Married).
He is also survived by grandchildren including the Executive Secretary of the umbrella association for private employment agencies in Nigeria, the Human Capital Providers Association of Nigeria (HuCaPAN), Mr. Olajide Afolabi, and great-grandchildren.
According to the statement, the funeral arrangements shall be announced by the family at a later date.
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