The remains of the late former Minister of Education, Prof. Abraham Babalola Borishade, was weekend committed to mother earth in his home town in Usi-Ekiti , with the Primate of Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh condemning Nigerian leaders for being too corrupt. Borishade, who also superintended over the Ministries of Aviation, Culture and Tourism and Steel and Power, died on April 26, 2017 at the age of 71.
The interment service for the late professor of Nuclear Physics took place at Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, Usi Ekiti, Ido/Osi Local Government area of the state. Okoh, who delivered his sermon through the Arch Bishop of Ondo Province and Bishop of Ondo Diocese, Most Reverend George Lasebikan, called on the leaders to live a life that is worthy of emulation ‘only what you do well on earth will speak for you after your demise’ he said. The Primate regretted that Nigerian leaders live reckless lives without regard for death, disclosing that death shall surely end their lives regardless of whatever they used their positions to amass. ‘We have limited time to live on earth, so why amassing wealth at the expense of the poor. We all carry expiry dates.
The sufferings of the masses today was caused by the foolishness of some few privileged Nigerians who plundered the commonwealth without thinking about the poor. They exhibited larger than life attitudes. But they must realize that death is just a step away from them, so they must have a rethink so that they can have a memorable end like Prof Borisade’ he stated. Dignitaries at the event include: wife of the former Vice President, Mrs. Titi Abubakar,
Mrs Feyisetan Fayose , former Governors of Ekiti and Oyo States, Segun Oni and Christopher Alao Akala respectively, former Deputy Governors of Ekiti State, Tai Lawal and Prof Modupe Adelabu, PDP National spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, Hon Opeyemi Bamidele, former Chief of Staff, Mr Segun Ilori, former JAMB Registrar, Prof Dibu Ojerinde. Others on the roll call are Senator Ayo Arise, Senator Biodun Olujimi, Senator Duro Faseyi, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, former NUC Executive Secretary, Prof Peter Okebukola, former NCAA General Manager, Prof. Harold Demuren, Prof. Buraimoh Yusuf