30th of September, Madam Christianah Olawunmi Olorunisola, a woman described by many to have lived a selfless and devoted Christian life, was laid to eternal rest in Igbaja, Ifelodun LGA, Kwara State. She was aged 70 years.
Madam Christianah Olawunmi Olorunisola was born to the family of late Pa Joshua Adeyemi Fadairo on August 3rd 1946. She passed on to glory on 26th of August, 2016 after protracted illness. She was happily married to Chief Peter Olorunnisola, (SAN), a prominent Ilorin lawyer and two-time former Commissioner of Kwara state. She was blessed with wonderful children: Mrs Lola Babalola, Lawyer Sunkanmi Olorunnisola, Engineer Gbolahan Olorunnisola, Mr Debola Olorunnisola, Mr Kunle Olorunnisola and many grandchildren.
She started her primary Education at ECWA SIM School at Oke-Ode and completed it at St. Paul Primary School at Omu-Aran. She proceeded to Queen Elizabeth College llorin and then to Advanced Teachers College in Zaria (now Federal College of Education Zaria) for her 1st Degree and travelled abroad after NYSC for her M. A in Home Economics at Central State University Edmond, Oklahoma, United States.
She returned to Nigeria and worked for Kwara State Government where she rose to the position of a Deputy Director in Inspectorate Department from where she voluntarily retired in 2006.She was an active member of Advisory Committee on Home Economics in Kwara State & Federal Department of Agric, Home Economics and Women Education Implementation Committee; Home Economics Teachers Association of Nigeria (HTAN ), Board of studies Home Economics Kwara State Ministry of Education, among others.
The normally quiet town of Igbaja was thronged with people and dignitaries from all walks of life who came to pay their last respect to one of their own, among whom are Government representatives, former minister of communication and a former Governor of the state,Chief C.O. Adebayo, former head of service of Kwara State, Chief Joshua Ogunlowo, many ECWA church ordained ministers and relatives.
Many testify She loved God devotedly and will be remembered for being very accommodating, opening her doors wide open to those in need and always willing to help, even at personal discomfort.On her Facebook page, one of her daughter in law, Mrs Wunmi Olorunnisola, posted: “she was more of a mother than a mother-In-law to all her sons’ wives. She loved us like she loved her kids. A good woman that made sure everyone who stepped into her home always felt at home. Your favorite words were “E Jeun Ke Yo ooo (eat and be satisfied).” No doubt, her passing leaves irreplaceable vacuum in the hearts of many.