By Citizens Platform
The remains of Pa Ademola Fashola, father of Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola were laid to rest yesterday at the famous Vaults and Gardens in Ikoyi area of Lagos.
The deceased’s body was conveyed in a wine-coloured Mercedes Benz R 350 from his residence, No. 31 Ladipo Labinjo Street in Surulere to the Lagos Central Mosque where Muslim prayers were offered for the repose of his soul.
The prayers session was led by the chief imam of Lagos Central Mosque, Alhaji Akinola Garba , who admonished Nigerians to be God-fearing.
The late Pa Fashola was laid to rest in Ikoyi at 4pm as Governor Fashola, who wore a white kaftan, performed the dust-to-dust rite with other members of the family.
Amongst those present were
He addressed those gathered, saying his father lived a fulfilled life, and that he would be missed for his friendship and kindness.
He also expressed gratitude to all present, saying: “I would like to say thank you very much to everyone who has rallied round the family from yesterday even before I came back from Saudi Arabia. I thank all Nigerians from Mr. President who called persistently until he got to me; he sent his representative here today, that is, the Minister of Sports.
“My brother governors, Imams, everybody thank you very much .Our gratitude is deep and immense and we could never fully express it.”
Source: Citizens Platform
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