Former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, and a former governor, Ibikunle Amosun, were among the dignitaries who bid farewell to the late Iyalode Alaba Lawson, who was buried in Abeokuta on Friday.
Lawson, the Iyalode of Yoruba land, who died aged 72 on October 28, was buried in the compound of one of Lawson Group of Schools in Abeokuta.
Abiodun, eulogising the late educationist, said she had left a legacy that would be “a reference and an inspiration to generations yet unborn,” adding that her accomplishments were extraordinary and challenging to replicate.
“Chief Alaba Lawson was a woman of remarkable achievements, leaving indelible marks and lasting impact, not just in our dear state, but throughout the entire country. A great philanthropist who garnered numerous accolades throughout her life time and her contributions to the society were immense.
“The Lawson family of Abeokuta has lost a true gem, and the Association of Academics in Nigeria mourns the loss of a distinguished member with exceptional intelligence. Her eventful life will continue to inspire many, especially the younger generation.
“We, as the government, will do the needful in sustaining your legacy. Let me assure you that we will continue to ensure that we sustain the legacy of our own dear Iyalode Oluwaseun Alaba Lawson,” he said.
In his sermon, the Primate, African Church, His Eminence Julius Olayinka Abbe, said the late Alaba Lawson lived an impactful life as she was kind and generous to the people, the church and society.
Others who attended the funeral service included the deputy governor of Ogun state, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, Sen. Shuaib Salis, representing Ogun Central and Ogun Assembly speaker, Olakunle Oluomo.