21st April in ILORIN
Emanuel Baptist Church sabo Oke, Ilorin
22nd of April
Servic of songs
His residence in Mopa, Kogi State.
Baptist church, Ileteju, Mopa. Kogi
LTJ Funerals International
Our beloved Dad, Chief David Olufemi Daniel was a good husband, a most loving and very generous father who did everything he could to care for all his children (both biological & many adopted). As a grandfather he was beautifully cherished by his many grandchildren and he adored them greatly.
Dad told us the story of how he lost his father a great and caring man too at a very young age but his Mother Mama Esther Iyagbadi was always there to support and guide him through life. This meant that he had to fend for himself and the family from a very early age. He shared how he had to forgo some of his early childhood dreams in life because of the burden of caring for his mother and family.
Dad, a very hardworking man did not allow this to deter him, though he got admission into some of the best schools including Barewa college at that time he could not afford it but went on to attend the trade college / later Government college then in Kaduna, Nigeria where he graduated with distinction. Dad was not deterred by the many obstacles and so after working as a technical school teacher for many years went on to pursue his graduate technical education and engineering studies in the United Kingdom and the University of British Columbia Canada.
Dad came back from Canada in 1975 and with his foreign partners started one of the pioneer Borehole drilling companies in Northern Nigeria providing water to several communities across the northern & southern parts of Nigeria.
Those who knew dad cannot forget his legendary generosity. Dad always has his envelopes next to him with which he distributed stipends to his long list of families, widows, friends and those he always felt obliged to support even after retiring from his business. He greatly looked forward to the wedding of his grandchildren and the good God made his dream come through months before his death.
Most importantly, Dad gave his life to The Lord Jesus Christ several years before his death and continued to serve as member of first the youth fellowship and then the .......fellowship of Emmanuel BaptistChurch, Ilorin to the end. This is the greatest Joy of all, that he died in Christ and that ''the dead in Christ will rise first''. Glory to God Almighty.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 New King James Version (NKJV)
16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.