The Lagos Times gathered Fresh tragedy has befallen Nigeria’s new ambassador to Hungary, Eniola Ajayi. Bereavement has knocked her over like an unwelcome storm, scattering debris of destruction where a house of joy once stood. She lost her daughter at her father’s burial.
It was supposed to be the culmination of her father’s burial rites at Iyin-Ekiti, the day she finally casts off the ill-fitting robes of mourning for good. Alas, the grim reaper chose that moment to strike once more, turning what was a celebration of deserved repose into a solemn chorus of wailing for a life lost in the prime of youth.
The crème of high society had on Friday  trooped to Ekiti for the high octane burial shindig of Pa Oluwatoyin Owolabi Ajayi who passed away on January 21. All was going well at the high-class church ceremony which had minister of power and steel and Eniola’s mentor, Dr Kayode Fayemi in attendance.
That is, until the daughter of the former commissioner for education and environment in Ekiti state who had come down from America for the burial started to complain of headache. All efforts to relieve her on the spot proved abortive and she had to be rushed to a private hospital where she sadly gave up the ghost.
As news of her demise filtered in, The Lagos Times gathered that all festivities at the burial ceremony came to a complete stop. The uplifting music being dished out from the bandstand by gospel act Yinka Ayefele was replaced with serious wailing and lamentations from the shocked guests.
The ambassador who also doubles as Nigeria’s representative to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia is reported to have been badly shaken by the turn of events. She is still coming to terms with the painful loss, even as the body of her late daughter has been deposited at a morgue.
Meanwhile, most of the guests that graced the truncated burial ceremony are still trying to make head or tail of a strange day that began with congratulations and ended with commiseration

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  1. Kunle Orimolade

    This is a period of sober reflection and a tragedy….Life is a stage where every man has got a role to play..Eniola,at this time of your grief,we are with you as God is the only comforter.Pls be strong and look up into the sky,God will wipe away your tears.
    Am short of words.

  2. Kehinde Daramola Aturamu

    This is shocking….. May God console Aunty Eniola….. and grant her the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. It is well.

  3. Dr. Bola Olugbemi

    Eniola, my friend and classmate, this day was a sad commentary in our lives as your loving daughter took the triumphant bow while the final burial rites of your dad and our former teacher, Pa Ajayi was going on. God will comfort you and your entire family. Same day, we lost another classmate, Gbenga Ogunsemi as he was prepreparing for the burial. May God console and comfort Christ’s School, Ado Ekiti family

  4. Folasade Ogunro

    Eniola, I pray that God consoles you and your entire family at this time of loss. God will pour the balm of Gilead upon your wounds in the matchless name of Jesus amen. And may He grant the soul of the departed eternal rest in Jesus name amen

  5. MRS Yemi Jaiyeola

    This is so sad. ENIOLA it’s only God that can console you, I’m lost of the right words to say to you. May He God grant you the fortitude to bear this great loss.

  6. Chimdindu

    Dr. Ajayi,
    No one can console you except the Lord. May He comfort you through this impossibly painful time.


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