Fasanya, JP, has plunged the people of Ijebu-Igbo, and indeed, the whole of
Ogun State, into deep mourning, even as they celebrate a life well lived.
Described by many who knew him as “A Legend of Ijebu-Igbo”, Otunba
Fasanya was the Head of the Odokotolori clan, which he nurtured into a large,
prosperous and powerful force in the State.
He was very instrumental in the establishment of the Ogun State
University (OSU, now Olabisi Onabanjo University), and its Ijebu-Igbo campus, and
as a show of support, he enrolled his three youngest children in OSU. He was a prominent, erudite, well loved and
respected leader of great stature in the society, renowned for his
intelligence, wisdom, grace and stately presence.
Japara, Ijebu-Igbo, Otunba Fasanya oversaw the development of the Church
building from a school room, to one of the most modern Cathedrals in Ogun
State. As a devout Christian, he
realized a life – long dream with his pilgrimage to the Holy Lands of Israel
and Egypt with his wife, Mrs. Abeni-Ade Fasanya.
Otunba Fasanya was a renowned Federal Civil Service Accountant, serving in the
Federal Ministries of Finance, Education and Defence; and also as the Director
of Navy Accounts. After his retirement
from Civil Service, he was personally recruited by the Late Ogbeni Oja, Chief
T. A. Odutola, and tasked with managing the Odutola Group of Industries, a
position in which he was credited with a period of incredible growth and prosperity
in the Group of Industries.
children and grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Service of Songs at his
Lagos Residence, No.6, Oyero Balogun Str,. by Ile-Ile Bus Stop, Ketu, Lagos
from 4pm – 6pm.
Lying in State @ No.13, Ogunye Avenue, Japara, Ijebu-Igbo from 2pm.
Service of Songs @ No.13, Ogunye Avenue, Japara, Ijebu-Igbo from 4pm.
Wake Keeping Service @ No.13, Ogunye Avenue, Japara, Ijebu-Igbo from 5pm.
Church Service @ St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Japara, Ijebu-Igbo at 10.00am.
(Internment and Entertainment follow immediately after).