Prof Ade Adefuye to be buried Sept 18
The family of late Professor Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye, former Nigerian ambassador to the United States of America, who died on Thursday, August 27, has announced the burial arrangements.
According to the burial programme signed by Mr. Babatunde Adefuye on behalf of the family, there will be a Christian wake keeping on September 17 at Harbour Point, 4 Wilmot Point Road, off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, by 5p.m.
The funeral service will hold the following day at Christ Church Cathedral, Marina Lagos at 10a.m., while interment follows immediately at Ikoyi Vault and Gardens.
The family, in a eulogy, said: “Ambassador Adefuye’s life and living were akin to that of the psalmist who was inspired in one of his many songs to say ‘The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage’.
“Like a man with a truly godly heritage, our late son, husband, father, brother, uncle and cousin lived his life very much as a practical Christian in constant acknowledgement of his Creator, in passionate and unstinting service to mankind and the promotion of and support to great causes, seeking always to make the world a better place. He was an exemplar in virtues.
“And so consoled by his good works and the Grace of God upon us, we reach out, respectfully, to you to join us as we use this opportunity of his rites of passage to appreciate and celebrate God for the beautiful life he lived and to thank God for making us a part of him.”