“You Fought a Good Fight” – Lagos First Lady Pays Heartfelt Tribute to Late Ikosi-Ejinrin LCDA Chairperson.

In a heartfelt tribute, Kakalistiq.com reports that the First Lady of Lagos State, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, honoured the memory of the late Mrs. Akanke Sijuade Anomo, the esteemed Chairperson of the Ikosi-Ejinrin Local Council Development Area (LCDA). The moving ceremony took place on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at the Bisi Rodipe Hall, GRA, Ijebu-Ode.

Dr Ibijoke Sanwoolu

Dr. Sanwo-Olu, accompanied by COWLSO members, began her tribute with a sober reflection on the inevitability of death. “The clock is ticking, nobody knows tomorrow, and death will sting. Death is a respecter of no one, whether rich or poor, young or old, king, pastor, or imam. We are deeply pained that our sister, Sijuade Akanke Anomo, has gone. She fought a good fight. What a pity!” she lamented.

The First Lady extended her gratitude to Hon. Adewale Anomo, the bereaved husband, for his unwavering love and support during his wife’s illness. “We thank you, Hon. Adewale Anomo, for showing us the true meaning of love. You stood by her, always talking about her and spending time with her until the last moment. Your daughter is a witness to it,” she praised.

Dr. Sanwo-Olu commended Hon. Anomo’s dedication, noting, “Despite being an honorable, you were in the hospital, lying on the floor beside your wife. You’re a true man, a true father, and a true husband. God bless you, and may He continue to lift you up. May Almighty God guide and support you in carrying out all the responsibilities our sister would have.”

Turning her attention to the children of the late Chairperson, Dr. Sanwo-Olu expressed her pride. “I’m very proud of her children standing here today, giving tribute on behalf of their mother. You’ve done a good job, thank you.”

Reflecting on the life of Mrs. Anomo, the First Lady celebrated her achievements and contributions. “We thank God for her life, from the day she was born. As the Imam told us, we cry when we’re born, saying we want to return to our maker. God nurtured her from primary, secondary, and university education to marriage, having children, and becoming a chairperson.”

Dr. Sanwo-Olu acknowledged the collective sorrow over Mrs. Anomo’s untimely passing. “We are celebrating her, but we are pained that she is going at a very young age. God knows best, we can’t fight Him. Sijuade Akanke Anomo, you fought a good fight.”

Concluding her tribute, the First Lady offered prayers for the family. “May the days of our departure from earth be far from hers. To the members of the family, we condole with you, we recognize and remember the role you played, and we pray that you will continue to stay with the children. So help us, God.”

The tribute ceremony was a solemn yet uplifting occasion, reflecting on Mrs. Akanke Sijuade Anomo’s profound impact on her community and her enduring legacy.

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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