*10th June, 2023*
Cdr Jerry Omodara buried mother-in-law in a grand style
The State Security Adviser to the Government of Kogi State, Navy Cdr. Jerry Omodara (Rtd), has on Friday, 9th June, 2023 buried his mother-in-law Mrs Clara Obatolu, the Iya Oloja F.S.P Market & A.P.C Woman Leader Oriade L.C.D.A
The burial ceremony which took place at St John’s Anglican Church, Satellite Town Lagos and the Reception at Condo, Nigerian Air Force Victoria Island, Lagos, was graced by reputable dignitaries from all works of life.
The Vicar of the Church in his goodwill message, Ven. Taiwo Adebayo, described Late Mama Obatolu as a virtuous woman who lived a fulfilled life, and a life worthy of emulations. Noting that she made great impacts on her children and the society. According to him, she was a testimony of good deeds in the Church and made good name among market women of Ori Ade Local Government where she served as Iya Oloja as well as APC Woman Leader.
Several dignitaries attended the ceremony, among which are; The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral, Vice Admiral Zebairu Gambo was represented by commodore My Daihiru, leading many naval Officers, also present were Bar. Muyiwa Akinboro SAN, Rt. Hon. Matthew Kolawole, Mrs Funke Oga of NTA, Mrs Banji Jimoh and Engr. Emmanuel Ajibero, The National President of Kabba Development Union leading several personalities from Okun land. The Government House Staff were led by the Director of Administration and Finance, Mrs Funmilayo Bello.
Mrs Obatolu was a distribalized Nigerian, she spoke the three major languages in Nigeria fluently. The ability to mix and socialize made her excellently suited for her positions Woman Leaders, unbiased Iya Oloja and a political party chieftain. She was survived with children, grandchildren and great-grand-children.
*Media Office of the State Security Adviser*