Olakunrin died serving the poor, says Tinubu


The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Friday described the late Mrs Olufunke Olakunrin as a woman of exceptional character and urged Nigerians to emulate her virtues.

At the commendation service held for her at Harbour Point, Victoria Island, he said Olakunrin gave her best to humanity.

According to him, Olakunrin was closer to the ordinary people than the rich and the mighty, noting that she did her best to better lives of those who came her way.

He said the deceased was full of compassion and quick to forgive those who crossed her path. “To know Funke is to know an exceptional human being. People will also attest to her goodness and nobleness. She cared for the poor more than she cared for the rich. She came to be an honour to her parents any family.

“This bright star was taken from us in the most terrible way. Funke and I shared great moments and I benefitted immensely from her wisdom. This bright star was taken away from us in a very terrible manner.

“I pray that the Almighty God will give the family and the father the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”

Speaking, Pastor Tunde Kolade said the late Olakunrin did not die in vain, noting that all must make their paths clean.

“We should be prepared to meet our maker. Those of us who are still alive still have every opportunity to change in order to occupy the mansion our Lord has prepared for us.

“It will not be healthy for us to suffer here and suffer after we quit this vicinity. We must strive to do what is good and godly because nobody knows when the trumpet will blow,” he said.

Present at the event were Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; former Ogun State Governor Gbenga Daniel; Afenifere chieftain, Ayo Adebanjo; former Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria, Akin Osuntokun; Femi Fani-Kayode; APC chieftain, Pius Akinyelure; Hon. Jide Benson and others.


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