IT was a gathering of dignitaries, family and friends on Thursday at the funeral service for the Founder of Aframero Limited, leading providers of woodworking products and services in Nigeria, Yetunde Oghomienor.
The service held at Guiding Light Assembly in Parkview Estate in Ikoyi, Lagos State.
She was born 23 April 1971 and died last June 26.
The late Yetunde was married to the Executive Chairman of RusselSmith Group, Leslie Oghomienor, and had two children, Merede and Ajua.
She was the daughter of the former Chairman of The Punch, Chief Ajibola Ogunshola and Iyabo Ogunsola.
In his sermon, the General Overseer of Guiding Light Assembly, Pastor Wale Adefarasin, urged the gathering to take solace in the fact that the late Oghomienor is resting in peace in the Lord.
The cleric urged them to make every day of their lives count.
“Be aware that you will someday go and meet your Maker. You should, therefore, make every day of your life count.
“We all heard nice things about the late Oghomienor at the tributes yesterday (on Wednesday). She is resting in peace and we will see her at the Resurrection morning,” he said.
The cleric described her as a woman of numerous accomplishments with passion for societal change in Nigeria.
“She loves Nigeria; she was a supportive and devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She was elegant, fun loving, energetic and passionate about everyone and everything she believes in,” Adefarasin said.
Her husband said she was everything to him and that he missed her terribly.
Mr Oghomienor said: “She was a good-hearted person who truly loved helping others. She was an amazing mother to our two children and she was the best wife a man could ask for. She taught me a lot in living healthy. I am a broken man as my better half is gone. But I can see her in the faces of my children, and that gives me a little comfort.
“She was beautiful inside and out. I was truly blessed to have a wife who loved me and that I loved so much. She was elegant in her dressings; she was brilliant in business discussions and always had creative ideas. She was strong till the end and she never lost faith. I have lost my support system and my best friend.”
A brother, Abolaji Ogunshola, described the late Yetunde as more valuable than diamonds.
A friend, Dr Obiageli (Oby) Ezekwesili, described her as a lover of Nigeria: a brilliant, beautiful, passionate and strong character.
“She gave her all to encourage our mission of disrupting bad leadership and governance in Nigeria. She gave her time, talent and treasure to support my bid for Presidency of Nigeria.
“Her death is a deep blow to me on a deep human level. Our bonding was swift and deep. My soul feels like a slice of it was cut away since her death. I cried for her family and for Nigeria, which has again lost one of her greatest champions whose belief was unwavering,” Dr Ezekwesili said.
A friend, Gbubemi Omatseye, described her as hardworking and energetic business owner with a keen drive for excellence and success.
Her childhood friend, Pamela Orji, described her as a classy and elegant lady, down to earth and always a great pal to have around.
Talent Management and Quality Assurance Supervisor at Aframero Limited, Bolarinwa Akinseye said she was a practical woman with a combination of brain and beauty.