L-R: Bishop Mathew Kukah and wife of the late Afenifere Spokesman, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, during a condolence vsit to the Odumakin family residence in Omole Estate, Lagos on Sunday
Bishop Mathew Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese on Sunday paid a condolence visit to Dr Joe Okei -Odumakin, widow of late Afenifere Spokesman, Mr Yinka Odumakin, at their residence in Omole area of Lagos.
Kukah described the late Odumakin as a light to the new generation.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Odumakin died on April 2 at 54, after a brief illness.
In the condolence register, Kukah wrote: “We will remember you not with tears but with joy and hope.
R-L: Bishop Mathew Kukah and wife of the late Afenifere Spokesman, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, during a condolence vsit to the Odumakin family residence in Omole Estate, Lagos on Sunday
“In a short time that you joined the race for a democratic Nigeria, you logged on so many miles.
“The journey goes on and the road is better and clearer because of the footprints you left behind as a light to a new generation.
“The future is in the Lord’s hands. It’s ours to build.”
NAN reports that the bishop prayed with the widow, who is also a rights campaigner and President, Women Arise, her children and family that the peace of God would not depart from them.
“May God receive Yinka mercifully and give him rest.
“I Pray for Joe, the children and all of us who loved you so dearly, peace be with you,” Kukah prayed