Iyetade Soyinka interred In Ibadan

Iyetade’s coffin

Dr. Iyetade, daughter of the Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka was today interred at Ultimate Gardens, along Ibadan-Lagos Expressway, Opposite Yannaty Flour Mills, Boluwaji Sanjyo, Ibadan, capital of Oyo State South West Nigeria.

Virtually everyone that attended the funeral could not hold back tears throughout the funeral programme.

Iyetade's coffin and the family members in the front
Iyetade’s coffin and the family members in the front

Earlier, a funeral service was held in her honour at Chapel of The Ressurection, University of Ibadan (UI) between.

In his sermon, Very Rev. Kunle Oyelade who commiserated with the family said that no one could answer the question of why  death took Iyetade away. But he urged everyone to give their lives to Christ.

Rivers State Governor Rotimi Ameachi reading order of funeral services among others
Rivers State Governor Rotimi Ameachi reading order of funeral services among others

He pointed out that it would be proper for people to say good things after one might have gone. Those who paid their tributes to the late deceased which include Ilemakin Soyinka, Olaokun Soyinka and Bolu Onabolu shared the good and the bad time spent together with the

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She was described as a very religious, kind-hearted, nice and generous woman.

Former Governor of River State, Donald Duke, Yemi Ogunbiyi of Tanus Communication at the funeral
Former Governor of River State, Donald Duke, Yemi Ogunbiyi of Tanus Communication at the funeral

Two of the deceased sisters, Moremi and Peyibomi in tears read some of the poems the deceased wrote when alive.

Among the dignitaries in attendance were the former governor of Cross River State Donald Duke, Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Ameachi, and Managing Director of Tanus Communications, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi

—Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan