Nigerians from all walks of life on Wednesday attested to the sterling and selfless lifestyle of the late Managing Director of Lekki Worldwide Investment Limited, Mr Tajudeen Ajibola Babatunde Disu at the 8th Day Fidau prayers held for him at Landmark Event Centre, Lagos.
The President of F Club, Mr. Gbolagade Adebisi flagged off the tributes when he said words were inadequate to capture the contributions of the deceased to humanity and submitted that his memories shall never fail as he made people the centre of his activities.
Also speaking, the representative of the Old Boys Association of his alma mater, Ahmadiyya College, Lagos, Mr. Kole Funsho recounted his days in the secondary school, especially his cheerful and kind disposition, adding “we should celebrate his life because he lived a complete life. He left footprints, legacies and achievements. He was a very bold person, forthright and outspoken. His can-do attitude was exemplary. He will be sorely missed.”
In his own tribute, a staff of Lekki Worldwide Investment, Mr. Olumide Asaju described the late Mr. Disu as a thorough bred professional who was very passionate about the development of Lagos State, concluding that “he would not hesitate to jump on a bike to meet deadline. He was very lively and fun loving. His legacies will live on!”
Another member of staff of the Lekki Worldwide Investment, Mrs Karima Okunola submitted, “he was so many things to so many people and he knew how to make people comfortable. He was generous with his time, knowledge and everything. He always implored us to be good for we are nothing but birds of passage.”
The tribute of his bosom friend, Mr. Biodun Osinowo was tear jerking as he said, “Ah Bola! How can I read your tribute? Your sudden death has left me with indescribable pain. Twenty four hours were surely not enough for him as he lived life to the hilt. Things had to happen everywhere you were. We will miss you.”
The daughter of the deceased, Tolu, amidst tears, recalled the wonderful times she had with her Dad and lamented “who will wear your hats? Who will call me and after I greet you say, “Disu here!”…If only the world knows the person they have lost.” Pledging to make her late father proud, she assured, “Oh my sweet Daddy, I won’t bring any cowboys to the house. I’m sure I will not bring the wrong person home”.
The representative of the Disu family, Mrs Ayi Bamgbola said, “a good shepherd has gone. We are missing you but Allah loves you most. With him, everything is, ‘do not worry, it will be done’. You were a wonderful man and uncle.”
Delivering a sermon earlier, the Founder and Chief Missioner, Jawadu-Ilah Islamic Society of Nigeria, Imam Ahmad Olore advised Nigerians to always be mindful of death, the end of all men, by doing good at all times. He urged those who are over sixty years old to write their wills in preparation for the necessary end of all men, adding that children were the legacies Mr. Disu left behind.
Thanking guests for honouring the invitation and rounding off the tributes, the first child of the deceased, Mr. Jameel Disu in an emotion laden voice reiterated that words could never capture the bonds between himself and his late dad, submitting “I thank you for showing me what it means to be a good man, a good husband, a good father. I love you Dad.”
Guests were treated to a pictorial presentation of the life and times of the deceased both digitally and physically while sublime musical renditions by In His Image, an acapella group which sang, the deceased’s favourite song, “Take Me Home Country Roads” and Chee, the Voice, whose powerful rendition of “See you again”, wrapped up the Fidau Prayers.