Dame Adebutu lived an exemplary life of service to humanity — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, during his visit to Sir Kessington Adebutu to condole with him on the loss of his wife Dame Rosemary Adebutu in Lagos home on Saturday, February 5, 2023. Photos: Statehouse/Tolani Alli

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has paid a condolence visit to the family of the late matriarch of the Adebutu dynasty, Dame Caroline Oladunni Adebutu, wife of the prominent businessman and elder-statesman, Sir Kessington Adebukunola Adebutu, CFR.

Prof Osinbajo, during his visit to the family at their home in Lagos, on Saturday, February 4, 2023, described the matriarch of the Adebutu family as someone who lived an exemplary life of service to humanity.

The Vice President said Dame Adebutu lived an exemplary life of service to the gospel and humanity.

According to the Vice President, Dame Adebutu, who was renowned as Iya Igbagbo of CAN, Iperu branch in Ogun State, “lived an exemplary life of service to God, especially through her active participation in several associations such as the Christian Daughters’ Association of Nigeria where she was President.

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“We will all miss Mama, but her passage is not a cause for mourning, rather for the celebration of a life well lived and the exemplary legacy that her family and all those she touched will carry on.”

He also signed the condolence register thus: “We bless the name of the Lord for the life and times of our dear mother, and wife of our own dear Papa Adebutu. Her life was spent working for the Lord in many different positions in the church and church societies.

“She will be greatly missed by us all, and we express our condolences to Papa and our brothers and sisters. May her memory always be blessed in Jesus name. Amen,” the VP prayed.

Dame Caroline Oladunni Adebutu died at age 83 last month on January 19th.

SirKensingtonn Adebutu and other members of the family received the VP at the family residence in Ikoyi, Lagos over the weekend.