By: Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
It was an outpouring of emotions and encoumiums as popular furniture and business tycoon, Mr. Babatunde Adesina, aka Ade Babs, who died after a ghastly motor accident on June 27 was buried.
Many of those who attended the burial described him as a phillantropist who did a lot for humanity. His death at a young age of 54 was likened to a candle in the wind.
Speaking at the burial on Friday June 30, 2017, Pastor Otunjirin of Christ Apostolic Church, Alagbado, Lagos said: “Though the exit of Ade Babs was so sudden and untimely, only God knows why he took him at his prime age.”
He described the deceased as “a complete gentleman, noiseless philanthropist who had milk of human kindness in him and he was a Godfearing Christian.”
Pastor Otunjirin advised the family of the deceased to keep all the properties Ade Babs left behind in trust for his wives and the children.
“I appeal to you in the name of Jesus Christ to please keep all the properties Mr. Adesina left behind for his wives and children, for nobody should take a pin from it, unless he or she is genuinely given by the authority concerned,” the man of God posited.
While trying to hold back his emotion, Hon. Biodun Isiaq Akinlade, the Baba Adinni of Yewaland, described the sudden death of Ade Babs as a rude shock to him.
“Ade Babs’ death is a great loss to Yewaland. He was not only committed to Ogun West agenda, but he spent his money and time on the project.”
Akinlade prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased, and give his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Elhadj AbuSatar Idowu Hamed, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, StarTrend Int’l Magazine, described Ade Babs as “a candle in the wind and a promising star.”
AbuSatar disclosed that the deceased’s office along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Alakuko, Lagos was a meeting point to many Yewa persons coming from or going to Lagos.
“Whenever you make a stop-over at Ade Babs’ place, you must eat and drink, and he even would support many with transport fare,” AbuSatar stated.
According to him, Ilaro and Yewaland had lost a star and rare gem.
Many other sympathisers who wore grief faces showered encomiums on the deceased for his generosity.
The remains of the deceased was later committed to mother earth at his residence, Opposite Federal Polytechnic Guest House Gate, Ilaro-Yewa, Ogun State.
Late Zacheous Babatunde Adesina was a member of many clubs and associations within and outside Ogun West, which included Yewa Metropolitan Club Ilaro among others.
Ade Babs, Chairman/CEO, Ade Babs Furniture & Interior Deco, Alakuko, Lagos died on Tuesday June 27, 2017 through the injuries he sustained from a ghastly motor accident on Monday evening, June 26, 2017 at Sona Breweries area, Sango-Ota, Ogun State.
Ade Babs, 54, is survived by two wives, many children and relations.
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace and God give his wives, children, relatives and friends fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.