Falae’s son buried amid tears in Akure

Deji was one of the 15 people that died in an Associated Airline crash.

The remains of Deji Falae, former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Ondo State, was buried on Thursday in Akure amid tears and wailings.

The atmosphere at St. David Anglican Cathederal Church, Akure, was tense as mourners wept uncontrollably when the corpse arrived for the final burial rites.

Deji was the son of Olu Falae, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and a presidential candidate in 1999.

The late former commissioner was one of the 15 people who lost their lives in the October 3 Associate Airline plane crash.

The ill fated aircraft was conveying the remains of former Governor Olusegun Agagu from Lagos to Akure for burial when it crashed.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State and his wife, Olukemi, as well as other top government officials witnessed the burial.

The Bishop of Akure Diocese, Simeon Borokini, in his sermon at the occasion, advised people to be close to God in their dealings.

According to him, no matter what an individual possesses, it will expire the day death comes and takes him or her away.

“No matter what you have, it will expire the day you die. You will be called to eternal rest one day,” Mr. Borokini said.

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The cleric advised people to be mindful of their dealings on earth, stressing that “one day, there will be a call to eternal rest for every one of us.’’

Mr. Mimiko, who spoke after the internment service, described the late Deji as an industrious and humble person who was ready to serve the people at any time.

The governor said the death of the young man was a great loss to the family, the state, and the country at large.

Remi Olatubora, the Commissioner for Adult, Technical and Vocational Education in Ondo, also described the late Deji as a humble man who was gentle to a fault.

Ezeh Falae, the wife of the deceased, together with her three children, Ayomide, Mowuola and Oreoluwa, were seen being comforted by family members.

The late former commissioner is survived by his father, mother, siblings, wife and children.

(NAN)

 

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