Babangida’s ex-spokesman, Duro Onabule laid to rest


Duro Onabule

By Abiodun Lawal

Chief Duro Onabule, a former spokesman for former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida, was on Friday laid to rest in Ijebu Ode.

The deceased was buried after a church service on Friday at Ijebu Ode in Ogun.

In his sermon during the funeral service at Cathedral Church of Our Saviour, Ijebu Ode, the Diocesan Bishop, Rt. Rev. Peter Oludipe described the late Onabule as an icon, hardworking and an achiever.

Oludipe, citing the Holy Book, noted that life remained transient and extremely short, saying that everyone would die at God’s appointed time.

He stated that Onabule was a philanthropist and a family man who did his best and impacted the nation positively.

“Irrespective of our achievements, we will all die and give an account of our stewardship. What are you doing to contribute to the growth and development of the nation?

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“People die regularly everywhere in the world. This is a funeral service that we are all familiar with. Today, it has become the turn of Onabule.

“Death is certain, it is the reality of life, whether male or female, young or old, rich or poor, educated or illiterate, all men will die,” he said.

Mr Babatunde Onabule, the first son of the deceased, noted that all the values he had learnt from his father had kept him going and had affected his life positively.

“My dad was a good man, God-fearing, and I can boldly say that he loved other children the way he loved us. We are going to miss him,” he said.

Onabule was later laid to rest at a private burial ground, witnessed only by his family. He died on Aug. 16 at the age of 83.


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