Famous actor cum film maker, Yomi Fabiyi has said creating a foundation with a view to initiating a Trust Fund for the children of late beautiful actress, Moji Olaiya, should be applauded by all. And that with such, the future of the children is guaranteed because no matter how anybody may try after the death of their mother, no one can be like her.
Speaking with ENCOMIUM Weekly on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, on the success of the burial and rumoured foundation, the actor said, “First, there’s nothing bad in the foundation. It is mainly to raise fund for Moji Olaiya’s children to take care of their future since their breadwinner has gone. I think Moji herself had a foundation before her death. That’s what they will just consolidate on, not that any new foundation will be created. The idea is just for it to serve as Trust Fund. Anybody that’s willing to assist the children can pay into it.
“It’s not the initiative of the burial committee though, our responsibility is just to create awareness for people to know of it. Even, the children can also use the fund to support other children with similar experience in future.
“I think Shade Oluwo, Moji’s bosom friend, who is also a member of burial committee is in charge of the account. It’s a very good idea because Moji’s mother who will be with the children is old. And if anybody comes forward now and pledges to continue where Moji stopped, there is no way the person can be like her. So, the best thing is maintaining the foundation for future purpose, especially for the children’s education and their wellbeing generally till they can stand on their own.”
On the success of the burial, Fabiyi said, ‘We thank God and all those that stood by us. I think we have sent our appreciation messages out to the people and all the media houses. We’re really grateful to everybody. The whole thing went according to plan. We thank God for that. May her gentle soul rest in peace.”
Alhaja Raheemat Mojisola Olaiya passed away in Canada on Thursday, May 18, 2017. She was said to have died of cardiac arrest. Her corpse was flown to Nigerian on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, and was buried at Ikoyi Cemetery on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, according to Islamic injunctions.
- TADE ASIFAT