Family, Friends Celebrate the Life Of Dr. Olufunmilayo Alakija In Lagos

Sighs, long faces, heightened emotions of sadness were prevalent as Dr. Augusta Funmilayo Alakija, the accomplished daughter of one-time senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and chairman, National Communications Commission (NCC), Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, was laid to eternal rest at the age of 59.
Described as strong-willed based on her great achievements while on earth, Dr. Alakija’s final journey home began with a solemn wake keep held at the Harbour Point Event Centre, Victoria Island, where Pastor Tony Rapu of This Present House, ministered, intimating the mourners that though the lovely Mrs. Alakija was gone, everyone should be happy and take solace in the fact that she lived a life worthy of emulation, and will be practically resting in the bosom of the Lord.
Corroborating Pastor Rapu’s stance was the General Overseer of Trinity House, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, who eulogized the outstanding qualities of the deceased, and prevailed on the family, friends and well-wishers to rejoice as a result of the worthy footprints she left on the sands of time.