Obasanjo, Amosun , Obey Bid Alaba Lawson Farewell

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The African Church Primate, the Most Reverend Julius Abbe has urged wealthy individuals to care more about the plight of the less privileged members of the society as people bid farewell to the late philanthropist and Iyalode of Yorubaland, Chief Alaba Lawson in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The Most Reverend Abbe who gave the charge in a sermon at the funeral service for the late industrialist said her death had left a vacuum that would be difficult to fill but urged the wealthy individuals to cater for others with a view to ending suffering among the people.

The Clergyman also appealed to those occupying positions of authority to urgently alleviate the untold hardship endured by the people, following the removal of subsidy on petroleum products.

In a remark during the service held at the Cathedral of St James African Church, Abeokuta, Governor Dapo Abiodun promised that the state government would do the needful in sustaining the legacy of the late Iyalode of Yorubaland.

Some of the dignitaries at event, including Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Senator Ibikunle Amosun encouraged the family to take solace in the fact that the late Chief Alaba Lawson made laudable impacts on humanity during her seventy two years on earth.

Representatives of the Oyo Alaafin and Ife traditional councils and other notable Nigerians, including the juju music icon, Chief Ebenezer Obey – Fabiyi and Ambassador Sarafa Ishola also witnessed the service.

The remains of Chief Lawson who died on October 28 was later committed to mother earth at a private ceremony witnessed by close relatives.

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