Sanwo-Olu, Gbajabiamila, and Saraki were present at the service of songs held in honor of Abimbola Ogunbanjo

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Distinguished guests convened on Thursday evening at the Rock Cathedral in Lekki, Lagos for a service of songs and night of tributes honoring the late former group chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX), Abimbola Ogunbanjo.

Among the dignitaries in attendance were Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Ogun State counterpart Dapo Abiodun, and Femi Gbajabiamila, the chief of staff to President Bola Tinubu.

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki, accompanied by his wife Toyin Saraki, and Aigboje Aig-Imuokhuede, chairman of Coronation Group, were also present at the event.

Governor Sanwo-Olu shared reflections and photos from the program on Instagram the following day, expressing condolences to the grieving family and emphasizing the importance of coming together to honor the memory of the departed.

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In his Instagram post, Governor Sanwo-Olu wrote, “I attended the wake and night of remembrance of my dear elder brother, Abimbola Ogunbanjo OFR. It was a solemn occasion, but also an opportunity to celebrate and reminisce about the life and legacy of a man who impacted our lives in countless ways.”

He continued, “As we gather, we are reminded of the transient nature of life and take solace in the knowledge that we are not alone in our sorrow. To the family of the deceased, I extend my heartfelt condolences. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this challenging time.”

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Governor Abiodun also shared images from the event on his Instagram page, paying tribute to the late Ogunbanjo and offering words of comfort to his loved ones.

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The service was hosted by Pastor Paul Adefarasin and his wife Ifeanyi. During the proceedings, Ogunbanjo’s nephew, Jide Ogunmekun, expressed gratitude to Access Holdings Plc, NGX, media organizations, corporate entities, friends, and associates for their unwavering support and affection.

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Abimbola Ogunbanjo passed away on February 9 in a helicopter accident in the United States. His funeral service will take place on Friday, March 1, at the Church of the Nativity, Parkview, Ikoyi, Lagos, where he will be laid to rest.

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