Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Tunde Fagbemi Buried Amid Encomiums.....Pastor Testified That He Died a Born Again Christian

The remains of the first Executive Secretary of Ilesa North East Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon. Alfred Babatunde Fagbemi a.k.a. Fagbe were laid to rest in Ilesa on Tuesday 14th July, 2020 at an interment ceremony attended by his wife, children, immediate and extended family members, some selected All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders and close associates in accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines related to burial.

The burial was preceded by a burial service and service of songs at the Fagbemi family house at K.111 Anaye Street Ilesa. The service was directed by clergymen from Christ Apostolic Church, WOSEM, Revival Centre, Oke-Agbara, Stadium, Ilesa.

Tributes and encomiums have continued to pour in for the parliamentarian who represented Ward 7 at the Ilesa North East Local Council Development Area (LCDA) House of Parliament and who passed on in active service on the 28th February 2020.

A pastor testified that Late Tunde Fagbemi gave his life to Christ before his death as he extolled his quality and exemplary life.
"He was attending the Sunday services regularly but would not honor my invitation for personal discussion or counselling but early in 2018 we were both on admission at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, and we had time to pray together and I seized the opportunity to preach the gospel to him and he accepted to be born again and started attending the monthly revival at the Shiloh ground of the church located at Ileki area of Ilesa, I believe that I won his soul when I preached to him on our sick beds at Ife because since then he started attending Sunday services and the monthly revival regularly.". The man of God said.

His first born, Kehinde  described her father as very caring and loving while Mrs. Olusola Adeoye a.k.a California who also served as Executive Secretary of Ilesa East Local Government at the same time the deceased was serving at Ilesa North East LCDA submitted that his life has positively influenced the society as she lauded his simple and friendly attributes. 

The body of Late Hon. Tunde Fagbemi was committed to mother earth at his building that is nearing completion at Irogbo, Ilesa

The late Fagbe who died at the age of 62 started his primary school education at Methodist Primary School Oshodi Lagos, 1964-1968, before completing it at St John's School B, Iloro Ilesa, he had his Secondary School at Ilesa Grammar school, 1974-79, he attended Divisional Teachers Training College 1979-80, The Polytechnic Ibadan 1984-86:, where he bagged his OND, He worked in the then Oyo State Water Corporation, taught in various schools, he later resigned.

The late Fagbemi, was elected councilor, then ward 13, Ilesa local government council 1988-89, Assistant Secretary of SDP at the local level 1991-93, elected vice Chairman UNCP of Ilesa Local Government 1997-99' board member Osun State Sports Council, 2001-2003, Executive Secretary at the Ilesa North East LCDA, and before his death, a parliamentarian of Ilesa North East LCDA.

Photos (All photos credit; Oladimeji Lasore)

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