‘Sweet daddy, please appear to me in my dream’
This was the short simple request of Jesutomisin, daughter of Dr. Tunde Aladesanmi, one of the six medical personnel that died at the weekend on the Kaduna-Abuja expressway while on their way to attend the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) congress in Sokoto State.
Adesanmi was buried yesterday at his family residence in Araromi Quarters, off Adebayo in Ado Ekiti, after a solemn but short funeral service at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Life Fountain Cathedral.
His wife, Bola, who dressed in blue native attire, had her eyes swollen with tears. She occasionally whispered to a family friend holding her if her husband had actually died.
“So Tunde is gone”, she asked with disbelief during the service that saw almost all doctors at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti in attendance, including officials of the NMA.
Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Kolapo Olusola, led the state government officials to the ceremony, where friends and families extolled the virtues of the late surgeon.
Olusola, who represented Governor Ayodele Fayose, urged the family to remain firm in God.“God in his infinite wisdom allows certain things to happen because he knows the end from the beginning. The enemy has not succeeded.”
Pastor Steven Omotayo of Ekiti Province 1, in his sermon, cautioned people against making derogatory remarks during sudden sad occurrence.
“When sudden things happen to you, watch your mouth,” he said.
The President of NMA, Dr. Kayode Obembe, said Aladesanmi impacted positively on people that came across him.He was represented at the church by the Ogun NMA Chairman, Dr. Adenike Odewabi, who is also the South West Coordinator.
He said, “Even though his life was short, it is meaningful. We will defend the dream he lived for. We shall live with his principles and ideals. His memory will continue in our memory. He has lived a worthy life.
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