Popoola, Immigration CG, goes home in blaze of glory

goes home in blaze

Death is unavoidable for every human being as it is a price that all will pay whether one likes it or not. Thus as a mortal, a true son of Eruwa, headquarters of Ibarapa East Local Government Area, Dr Abiodun Popoola, was to bid the world goodbye on Wednesday, 13 August 2021, at the age of 68 years.

As an icon and philanthropist who contributed immensely to the progress and development of his community, the burial of the Akogun of Anko, Eruwa and retired Assistant Comptroller-General of Immigration, was to attract important dignitaries within and outside the country.

At the burial service held at the New Eruwa Baptist Church, New Eruwa, the Minister in Charge, Rev. Joseph Ayoola, who spoke on the topic, “Live To Please God Before Death Comes”, made references to 2 Cor.5v9-10; 1Cor.4v5-9 and John 8v29, to buttress his points. According to him, “There is time for everything, time to be born and time to die, everyone should know God before death and should grow in the knowledge of God to touch lives positively while on earth.”

The cleric added that it is important for one to be dead to sin, love one’s neighbours and everyone around, maintaining that death will surely come one day and quoted Romans 5v12; 1 John 3v5 and Romans 6v23 to buttress his homilies. He said, “All that God required is to know Him, grow in Him and live to please Him.”

Prof. Ademola Popoola, who read the biography of the deceased, said Dr Popoola, lived a glorious life that was richly blessed on all fronts, describing his transition as a big and monumental loss not only to the family but Eruwa and Nigeria at large.

On her part, Mrs Modupe Aromire (nee Popoola), in her message, described the late deceased as a caring, considerate, loving and quintessential man whose lifestyle was worthy of emulation. She thanked the Almighty for making the event a huge success, stating that it was beyond what she imagined. Mrs Aromire then called on prominent indigenes of Eruwa to contribute their quota to the betterment of the people and continue to live in harmony with one another.

Also, Mrs Opedare Bosede Oyerinde, said Dr Popoola, was a humble and kind person who related well, loved and cared for the family, stating that he was a hardworking man and advised the families, both immediate and extended as well as residents of Eruwa, to show kindness to one another.

Princess Morenike Osunrinade, in her message, said her late brother was an epitome of a real Christian, pointing out that he never toyed with anything that has to do with both his immediate and extended families.

“My brother was a consummate man with a high sense of value. I will miss his kind words”, she said.


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