Queen Ayeyemi Ogunwusi, the grand-mother of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja 11), was buried yesterday amidst tears and praises.
Bishop Olubunmi Akinlade of the Diocese of Ife Anglican Communion, who conducted the funeral service at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Ayegbaju, Ile-Ife, Osun, described the late Queen as an epitome of love.
The cleric said the deceased was very loving, prayerful, hardworking and feared the Lord whom she served faithfully while she was alive, and added that the deceased was also a good mother worthy of emulation.
Akinlade called on Nigerians, irrespective of their religious creeds, tribes and political inclinations, to strive to live an exemplary life on earth, stressing that the matriarch was very industrious during her lifetime.
Eminent Nigerians also converged in Ile-Ife for the burial of Ogunwusi.
The dignitaries include: the Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Prof. Bamitale Omole, and the Registrar of OAU, Mr Dotun Awoyemi.
Others include: the Asiwaju of Ife, Chief Alex Duduyemi, representative of the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Sen. Rasheed Ladoja and an in-law to the Ooni of Ife, Dr Williams Obanor.
Also in attendance were Chief Amidu Ajibade and the mother of Ekiti State governor, Mrs Olufunke Fayose.
The late Queen Ogunwusi, 104, died on Feb. 8, 2016.


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