By Lukman Olabiyi, Lagos
Amidst pomp and excitement families, friends and associates gathered over the weekend to celebrate the lifestyle and positive impact of the late Olori-Ebi of Kakawa Chieftancy Family of Lagos Island, Alhaji Abudu Mutalabi Lawani-Kakawa.
The well-attended ceremony held at Eko Club, Surulere, Lagos brought together his surviving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The occasion started with the recitations from the Holy Quran by clerics of the Fourah Mosque, Lagos Island, testimony on the lifestyle of the deceased and his contribution to the society and ended with the entertainment of guests
According to one of the grandchildren of the deceased said, “we all come together today to honour and remember our late grandfather, a loving, disciplined and amiable father, who touched the lives of so many. Let me reiterate today that as we learnt and reliably told by our parents, our grandfather was generous and kind to the extent that nobody would come with tears on his/her face and go empty-handed when he was alive.
“Our beloved late grandfather’s kindness, generosity, and compassion will never be forgotten, and he will always hold a special place in our hearts,” he said.
Members of the family abroad also viewed the ceremony via Zoom coverage and it afforded them the opportunity of seeing the larger family members who they have not seen for many years
The Late Lawani-Kakawa started his early life at Olowogbowo before he moved to Alagomeji, Yaba where he eventually died.