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Hauwa

I will miss you Daddy.

Rotn (Dr) John Tor-Agbidye

I first met late PRIP Jon Majiagbe when I attended the RI Convention in Las Vegas, NV USA 1985. I was the DGR (AG) in RI District 912. Our second meeting was 1990 at the RI conventions in Portland OR USA. Through these meetings we developed acquaintances that led to one of the first RI Foundation Projects in the North Central Nigeria with Cataract Eye surgeries performed in Jos 1988 by a team of Rotarians from the USA. His smiles and soft voice with firm command of the Queen’s English ever lives with me. I will forever remember his comments of commendation to PDG Felix Obadan. It was during our visit to his house last year. After I recalled our past moments and history in Rotary with him. He reminded PDG Obadan, that Dr John would have served and become a PDG if he had remained in Rotary in Nigeria. We all received tutorage in Rotary under his leadership. He gave his best to Rotary and his services to humanity. May our Good Lord grant his soul a gentle rest till we meet to part no more. May our Global First Lady and the rest of the family find solace and be comforted IJMN. Our dear Rotary Icon is resting with the Lord till we meet to part no more. Adieu Baba.

Lots of love, Mama MJ

SAN!
I will miss your warm smiles, your very nice voice, you calling me JAN, your openness and acceptance of everyone. You are a real gem sir and I feel blessed to have known you. Thank you for everything sir. Please rest peacefully in the embrace of the Lord whom you loved.

Nasser Ahmed. Dan Darman Lokoja

It’s getting unbelievably hard to realise that great people are also  time bound. Only the memories last in our hearts and minds. Rest in Peace our father and Oga. JB Majiyagbe SAN 


Thomas Okirika George, PHD

Dear Sir,

Nothing in this world can take away the legacy of the extraordinary life you lived. You remain a shinning light in all our hearts!

Requiesce in pace.

Jennifer Nwankwo

To know you is to love you, you were a humanitarian, very passionate about Rotary, you always knew what to say. You lived an extraordinary life worthy of emulation. Farewell Daddy, you will greatly be missed. May your soul rest in peace.

RTN Dr. Gladys George

PRIP RTN Jonathan Majiyagbe, SAN; the Son of Africa as you were admirably called and remembered by Rotarians the world over. Your passing came at the time Rotarians the world over were gathered together under the same roof! Amen. We all mourned you, our Leader. I am humbled and proud to have come to know you and to have you as my as my dear friend. The most gentle and considerate being I have known. I will miss You. Your life that I have come to know has been a model of service/others before self. Thank you for being there. No word can express how I feel. Adieu my dear friend. Rest in perfect peace with the Lord our God and Creator. RTN Dr. Gladys.

Abiola Coker-Oluwagbemi

Daddy! My kind, gentle and sweet Daddy! You and mummy were the only grandparents my children had in Abuja and you loved on us so dearly. We certainly miss you. Miss the sundays together, the birds, the tortoises, etc. Many thanks for your love, care and affection. We will forever cherish the great memories. I thank you and mummy for being my rock.
RIP Daddy! RIP Grandpa Asokoro!
We love you.

ADS Pietro Uzochukwu Macleo

Adieu Pa J.B.M

The Rotary family stands still in grief and celebration of your noble self, Sir. You lived an examplary life worthy of emulation; you were a true patriot, a nation builder, pan-Nigerian and a selfless humanitarian.

Journey well our ICON of Peace, the world mourns you deeply…Alas 🌾

Air Commodore Musa Fari Rtd

Surely a Colossus who bestrode the Rotary terrain with dignified presence. He was a father to all even casual visitors to his Kano Chambers. A man of uncommon humility who has mentored other great men of today. Adieu Sir and rest in eternal bliss. Heartfelt condolences to the family and my brother, his most loyal mentee and a Royal, Barr Nasser Ahmed , Dan’darman Lakwaja.

Dame Princess Joy nky Okoro.

Your departure was like a thunderstorm to me after I had prayed with you when my club, RC Abuja Maitama visited and you promised to be there for us. Well, God knows best. I wish I am around to give you a farewell song. Adieu my daddy. May the good Lord usher you safely into his kingdom and rest your soul in his bossom.
Rtn Dame Princess Joy Nky Okoro.

Obinna Nwandikom

In Loving Memory of Late Rotarian Jonathan Majiyagbe – A Cherished Father to Our Rotary Club

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we come together today to honour the life and legacy of a remarkable individual, Late Rotarian Jonathan Majiyagbe. His recent passing has left an irreplaceable void in our hearts, as he held a special place within our Rotary family, not only as the father of our beloved Past President, Feyi Fatodu, but also as a father figure to our entire club.

Late Rotarian Jonathan Majiyagbe’s immense contributions to our Rotary Club cannot be overstated. He played an instrumental role in the chartering of our club and bestowed upon us the name “Abuja Federal” – a name that has become synonymous with our identity, purpose, and service in the community. His guidance, wisdom, and unwavering support were pivotal in shaping our club into what it is today.

Beyond his contributions to Rotary, Late Jonathan Majiyagbe was a beacon of warmth, compassion, and generosity. His home served as a refuge for our club, and we fondly remember the times we gathered there, where mummy Feyi always welcomed us with open arms and delicious “akara balls.” His kindness and hospitality were boundless, and his presence brought joy and comfort to all those around him.

Late Jonathan Majiyagbe’s accomplishments extended far beyond Rotary. As a respected lawyer, he achieved numerous milestones, becoming the first lawyer practicing in northern Nigeria to be elevated to the rank of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 1980. His significant contributions to society were recognized by the Nigerian government, as he was awarded the prestigious Officer of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian President.

Today, as we gather to pay tribute to a great man, let us remember his remarkable legacy and the impact he had on our lives individually and as a club. Let us draw strength from the memories we shared and the lessons he imparted to us. May we continue to honor his name through our dedication to service and the embodiment of Rotary’s ideals.

In this difficult time, let us extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers to Feyi and his family. May they find solace and strength in the loving memories they hold dear. We stand together as a Rotary family, offering unwavering support and the comfort of shared memories.

Late Rotarian Jonathan Majiyagbe, your presence will forever be missed, but your spirit will forever guide and inspire us. Rest assured that your legacy will live on through the lives you touched and the Rotary Club of Abuja Federal, which you nurtured with such love and dedication.

May the Majiyagbe family find the fortitude to bear this great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.

In eternal remembrance,

Rotarian Obinna Nwandikom
President

Rotn Akinfaderin Opeyemi

I just want to say thank you for the opportunity given to younger ones to excel and do well serving humanity through Rotary.

Thank you for the examplinary life you lived and for being a father to all.

Farewell Daddy! May you continue to rest in peace. Amen

Sarah Hyelni Daniel

Hajia Sarah as you fondly call me . Since my secondary school days i was opportune to work in your chambers till i was called to bar and thereafter served and work . You have been a blessing to me and my family. We will miss you . May your soul continue to rest with the Lord.

Chiddy Onuogu

A rare gem has gone. The only thing we have are memories of quality time spent with you. You were simply exemplary to say the least. We miss you dearly. Rest on Daddy!

Dupe Abosede

My one and only PRIP Jonathan Babatunde Majiyagbe, you were so loved by all . 
I will NEVER forget the day we commissioned the Reception Lounge and your bust at the Abuja Rotary Centre . 
I thank God that RC Abuja Metro made hay while the sun shines !!! We didn’t know you were going to leave us so soon . 
I saw that tears of joy drop down your cheek … they were crystal clear . 
You were so happy that your club , the Rotary Club of Abuja Metro celebrated you when you were alive . That brought so much joy to my soul . 

I also feel so honored to have Chaired the most eventful 2022 Family of Rotary event in Abuja .
This is the program you started while you served as the Rotary International President with a theme ‘Lend A Hand ‘ 

It was fun filled and the purpose for families to be united was achieved 

I remember the day my dad passed , you came on a condolence visit to my family house . It was an honor sir . 
This was well appreciated by my family . 

You will be forever missed . 
Sun re baba Jonathan Babatunde Majiyagbe

Dupe Abosede 
Immediate Past President 
RC Abuja Metro

Dr. Jerry Ohikere

It is with deep sadness that I write this tribute to my late mentor, and boss because I served PRIP ash as a Rotary aide. PRIP was an extraordinary person who had a profound impact on my life within a short period as I discovered he also made an impact on the entire human race.

He was a true visionary and a passionate advocate in the field of humanitarian service. He inspired many with his simplicity, charisma, intelligence, and unwavering commitment to excellence. His guidance and mentorship helped me to develop my skills and knowledge especially a better thought process that points to the fact that one has to always do his best.

He was not only a mentor but also see many of us as chatting friends, and his warmth and kindness will always be remembered. His passing is a great loss to his family, friends, colleagues, and the entire community of Rotary worldwide.

PRIP will always have a special place in my heart, and his legacy will continue to inspire me and many others. Thank you for everything, May your journey be accompanied by the Angels of God.
 

Rachael Akerele.

Grandpa Asokoro, (as we fondly called you) your good nature, your simplicity and humility are exemplary and worthy of emulation. My grandson Avidan Abah will miss you so much as he was always looking forward to visiting just to receive educational material gifts from you and GFL. He believes you are in heaven with his dad and that we’ll all meet on the day of resurrection. Farewell Grandpa Asokoro and may you rest in perfect peace. Amen.

Ayoola Oyedokun

The news came as a rude shock, i could not believe it, saw you last on May 8 and you were in good spirits and you still i asked that i pray for you, and I did.

My dear PRIP, Your impact on the Rotary world lives on Sir. Though you are no more now, yet, your impact shall continue to live on. You will be greatly missed, you are indeed the ICON of Rotary in Nigeria, Africa and the World.

May your gentle soul Rest in Peace. Adieu PRIP Jon Majiyagbe. ICON of Rotary

Rtn Ronke Jaji

Daddy we your children at Rotary Club of Abuja Metro will miss you, you are indeed a father to all Rotary, your mentorship, and your kind words shall be greatly missed, may your soul rest in peace daddy Majiyagbe

Olive Manufor

I will miss you my PRIP. Rest well sir.

Elvis C. CHUKWU

TRIBUTE TO JONATHAN BABATUNDE MAJIYAGBE, SAN

Past Rotary International President – 2003/04

We all need help sometime in our lives because no one is truly self made. It starts with our parents who give us the most help, but there are others who may notice our potential and give us the help we need to achieve success. They are the true mentors. PRIP JBM was one such.

Thank you for continually inspiring me to do my best. You helped me strive for goals, I found guidance, friendship-disciple and love, everything in one person, that person was you. This likeness culminated into you giving me my adopted name “ABIODUN”, it has stuck with me, a name I will always remember you for.

I couldn’t be happier with my results as District Governor in 2818/19 and I owe a lot of that to the advice and support from you. It was one of my most pivotal Rotary life experiences.

My deepest condolences to his lovely wife Ayo, the Majiyagbe Dynasty, the family of Rotary in Nigeria, particularly District 9125 and the global Rotary Community. May we all be encouraged and blessed by his legacies and legendary accomplishments.

Thanks JBM for your guidance, support and friendship. You have gone to rest, and rest you will get in his bossom. Adiue..

Abiodun Elvis C. CHUKWU, rpa
District Governor-Rotary International D9125 Nigeria – 2018 /19.

Koyona Duke

Our Late PRIP was a wonderul person to know. His constant support helped make me a better peeson and problem solver. Just watching him interect made you want to be better. May his soul rest in perfect peace. His Legacy will live on.

MOHAMMED DANTATA NDUS

You will Forever be Remembered in the History of Rotary because of your year 2003-04 Theme LEND A HAND, during which Family of Rotarians were uniquely recognized. 
My first opportunity with you was when we travelled together for Rotary Institute in Johannesburg South Africa, with PDG Dr Tunji Funsho and Late PDG Dr Kitchener, the 3 of you Showed me the care and oneness in Rotary.
ADIEU My Past RI President.

PAG DANTATA M NDUS 
RC KALTUNGO

Damisola Matti-Balogun

May your soul rest in perfect peace. Your legacy will continue to live with us forever. Adieu Pa Jonathan Majiyagbe.

Catherine

your Legacy Lives On
continue to rest in peace sir🙏

Oluwamodupe Oduyoye

Rest in perfect Peace Grandpa Majiyagbe. I only had a few hours with you while I was in Abuja, but they were moments that I will cherish forever. Your enthusiasm and encouragement towards my aspirations, the genuine interest in what I had to say and the patience you had not only made me feel heard, but also taught me many valuable lessons. Thank you for all the indirect teachings on kindness, sincerity and how to truly listen. ❤️

Sikiru Owonikoko

God gave us a great dad. He is the finest man we’ve ever known and the best humanitarian. He is a simple man, down to earth, loving, compassionate, fun to be with and an extremely intelligent leader.

Here are some reasons why we honor him. And these are just for starters.

He guided us in appropriate ways, but he did not fearfully cling to us or hope we would always live nearby. He urged us to keep been upright anywhere we find myself. He is not at all impressed with unmannered worldly success. He always want something better for everyone, something we had to find on our own. And we do find it, partly because he didn’t intrude himself into it but cheer people on as they figure things out for themselves.

A great listener, understanding, caring and very patient who diligently listen to our ideas and challenges and always help with guidelines to solution.

We know we tell you all the time that you are the perfect human, and that is because, in our eyes, you are. You are kind to everyone you meet, you are beautiful inside and out, you are incredibly smart, you are selfless almost to a fault, and you are so strong and brave.

The advice you give us is always genuine and we always know you are looking out for our best interest. Our talks will always be so special to us because after them we feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off of our shoulders. You have always made time for us no matter how busy you were, and although you never said it we know sometimes you were VERY busy.

You have taught us so many valuable lessons in life. You always encourage us to keep trying no matter how many times we get something wrong, and you never let us give up on anything, especially ourself. You inspire us everyday to want to be a better person. Your strength and passion constantly amaze us and make us want to be as strong and as passionate as you are, and our hope is that one day we can be half the amazing father that you are.

We love you our fantastic role model, you are our hero and the world needs more people like you. And we know that you were, indeed, placed in our life for a beautiful reason, and we are grateful for that reason every single day.

Only God gives a man the opportunity to live a well spent life of helping others and taking humanity as his business. We are proud of who you are and your achievements.

Thank you DADDY for being in our life. YOU WILL FOREVER MISS!!!

SK & ZEE

FOR: THE OWONIKOKO’S

Detola Williams

My Bros, that is what I call him.

I met him when he and my sister were working at British Bank of West Africa at Marina, Lagos in the early 50s. They later got married in 1965. He started his law practice in Fagge, Kano in 1964 and later moved to Club Road (Now Human Rights Avenue).

My Bros, was not just a brother in law he was also my big brother. He was very steadfast in his faith, very hard working, focused, generous to a fault, thoughtful and kind. He was loyal, he looked out for the people dear to him, his family, friends and even employees – A testimony to this is Umaru who has been with him since 1981 and Bulus since the 90s). He had an amazing sense of humour. There was never a dull moment with him. He had nick names for everybody. He will always poke fun at me……. “eh gbe fun padi yen”

I’m so glad and grateful to God that I was able to see and spend time with you before you passed on to greater Glory . You were still very cheerful, joking with me right to the end…..God knows best. You lived a good life. Thank God for all the wonderful memories we all shared. And thank you for being a wonderful brother.
 
You are gone but will never be forgotten.
Rest on My Bros.
May God Grant you Eternal Rest.

Amen

Detola Iyadun Williams

Frances Bekey

There is indeed time and seasons for everything.
While we morn here on earth, the saints are rejoicing. 
Rest in peace beloved Dadddy. God loves and knows the best for you.
Good night Sir!

Rtn Frances Beke
PP RC Asokoro.

Gnanaharan Edwin

TRIBUTE TO PRIP JONATHAN MAJIYAGBE
I was privileged to know PRIP Jonathan Majiyagbe in St. George’s Anglican Church in Kano for over 5 years. I remember he did not charge me when I went to get a power of attorney at his law firm. We will always remember his good deeds.
May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to his family.
Rotn Edwin Gnanaharan
Rotary Club of Barnawa 

Seidu Jibrin

Daddy, its difficult to say good night but we are meant to understand that all souls must taste death and you have just fulfilled yours. Thank you for all the advice and parental love. May your Soul continue to rest in peace.

Linda Osho

Dearest uncle JB, we are going to miss you loads , but you will never be forgotten.
You have always been there as a father figure to all our Johnson family of Late Hon. justice Candide Ademola Johnson .
Like our late father ,you were a unique human being , you were upright ,honest in all your dealing ,a good Christian always praying for us and with us.
We could discuss anything with you and we know you are listening and giving us good advice.
You will indeed be missed but your good deed lives on in our hearts
You are at peace with the Lord 🙏

He that heareth my words, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life,and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life. John 5.24.

AVM Olu Adekoya rtd

In Memory Of JB Majiyagbe SAN

On behalf of the Adekoya family, I pay tribute to a remarkable individual who was revered and honoured in his lifetime.

JB Majiyagbe, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), was not only an esteemed legal professional but was also devoted to his family, both immediate and extended. His love and dedication to his family were evident in his actions and the way he consistently asked after my sisters and me when we, as a family, relocated from Kaduna to Lagos after the civil war.

While his professional achievements were remarkable, Uncle JB Majiyagbe always made time for his loved ones. I remember a visit he paid to our house in Lagos after I had just been transferred by the Nigerian Air Force to Lagos in 1981. We were exhausted from the Lagos traffic and had gone to bed by 7 p.m.; he insisted that we should not be woken up, even though he had come to Lagos from Kano, merely dropping a note with the domestic staff.

His kindness and genuine interest in our lives created a strong bond that will endure beyond his physical presence. My sisters and I mourn his passing while thanking God for his exemplary life.

May Uncle JB Majiyagbe rest in eternal peace, knowing that his legacy as a devoted family man lives on.

AVM Olu Adekoya Rtd for the Adekoya family

Funke Adekoya SAN

In Loving Memory of Jonathan Babatunde Majiyagbe SAN: A Mentor Par Excellence
It is with gratitude to God for the life that he lived that I pay tribute to the remarkable life of Jonathan Babatunde Majiyagbe SAN, or Uncle JB, as I knew him. 
Uncle JB was a titan of the legal profession, a man of ethical and upright values and a mentor to many. As a mentor, Uncle JB’s impact on my life and legal career started from my NYSC days in Kaduna and remained till his physical departure. As an uncle to my husband, he offered me his unwavering support, guidance, and love. His door was always open, and he took great pleasure in sharing his thoughts about the legal profession whenever I visited him in Abuja. He was always concerned about upholding the dignity of the profession, and I can testify to the many discussions we had in that respect. 
His remarkable achievements have left an enduring impact on the legal profession, the Rotary community, and the lives he touched, including the many lawyers that passed through his Chambers in Kano and Abuja who like me, credit their success to his tutelage and speak of him as a transformative figure in their lives. 
Uncle JB, you will be deeply missed, but your legacy will endure. Rest in eternal peace, knowing that you have touched countless lives and made the world a better place. Thank you for your invaluable contributions, your wisdom, and your unwavering love. I will forever cherish my memories of you. I know that similar memories of your wit, your understanding and your caring nature will uphold Ayo, your wife and Folorunsho, my learned colleague and aburo, in the days and years ahead. Truly, to live on in the hearts of those you love is not to die.

Funke Adekoya SAN

Vidon Jaule

I first met J.B. Majiyagbe in Kano in 1985. From sharing time in is home at 4 Club road, and years of membership of Rotary, its been near 40 years of a wonderful relationship with a truly outstanding man. I will miss his simplicity, his humility, his hospitality, his oratory, great humour and his unwavering dedication to serving humanity from which he made history being the first African president of Rotary International during which he asked the world “lend a hand”. Rest in peace dear JB. You really lived.

ijeoma pearl okoro

From the first time i met you at the revolving Restaurant in Cape Town South Africa during the Rotary Presidential Conference in 2001 to our last meeting on the 12th of May 2023 when you came all the way to the venue of the 9125 District Conference to see me an my Spouse as Representatives of Rotary International President Jennifer Jones. I felt humbled by your visit and your usual calmness of spirit blossomed with those usual smile of yours. Honestly i did not see your death coming, to receive the news of your passing in far away passing was a rude shock and i am yet to come to terms with it. Farewell dearest one, you did lend a hand and your mark is already indelible in the sands of time. God bless you for uplifting humanity and being the Pride of Africa…..the Family of Rotary will miss you as well as the World at large. Goodnight, goodbye, you will always be remembered in all ways. Pearl

Lanre Ajagbe

Tributes to Pa Majiagbe
He was a distinguish and well spoken Daddy,he was at our club President then Investiture Dr Dan Hassan, he kept to the time and stay all through
You have served Humanity may your soul rest in peace

WIPO registered inventor, Engr. Segun ADELEYE

I first met Daddy in 1980 at Kano. Then I had just pioneered organised private sector waste collection in Nigeria under the name “Clean-Town” immediately after my NYSC. Daddy was one of my 1st clients. He was impressed. A while soon after I needed funds for expansion which I didn’t have, a need he heard about through a friend, Dr Funso (Vet). Daddy sent for me, instructed that I open an account with his bank and instructed the bank to loan me whatever I needed, that if I defaulted, his account should be debited. He never knew me before until “Clean-Town”. Now that’s Dad’s character for you. Later in 1983, along with the Vet. Dr., I was admitted into his club, the Rotary club of Kano. Daddy’s generosity and love for humanity cannot be explained. Great one Sir, may your soul find peace as you gave me and many others in the bosom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Olubanji oludayo

Papa ,may your soul continue to rest in perfect and absolute peace

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Oberedi Jite Jerry

Daddy, your thought runs in my mind …I think of you in silence meditatively about your great Kinded-Heart of Love for me and my family..
Daddy,all I have now are memories and your picture in mind frame.
Your unerased memory is a keepsake from which I will never path.
God has you in His arms….
I have you in my heart.. DADDY.

Henry ilamah

The first time I saw professional per excellence, was in JB’S office on club Road by kano club. My friend nasser ahmed was working there, met up with Soji Oyeleke and yemi Johnson. He groomed the next generation. His memory would live for ever.

Oyesoji Oyeleke

 So much would have been said and continue to arrive in the same vein of flowing tributes that I do not intend to repeat, but I will have to, unfortunately, and I make no apologies as I have a few personal perspectives of an eminently departed gentleman.
 ‘Gentleman’ is a word so badly abused but there are few more deserving to be so referred as our MR. J.B Majiyagbe SAN.OFR….. Unquestionably so!.
Brevity, clarity and looking every inch the part speaking lucidly and extempore over the many platforms and hats he shared and wore was a unique hallmark in my opinion and I will be doing his memory great disserve to ramble on with familiar words on a shared grief of a well lived life. 
For me though, he was a father, mentor, guardian and ‘friend’ all rolled into one. The jokes, banter, experience, care, leadership including the more than occasional rebuke in his revered orbit are irredeemable gifts for which I am eternally grateful. The many invaluable lessons seating behind him for a number of memorable cases will also remain forever.
 I was privileged and fortunate to have lived with him. I almost forgot I became a Rotarian, an employee at his instance. 
A Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese who probably sent more to Hajj than many of the faith. He never wore his ethnicity or faith on his sleeves. Nigerias Ambassador at large if ever there is one. 
My unbelievable and unforgettable years I call 1983-90, before then and even beyond. 
I thank God for your life as you continue to Rest in Peace Sir.
OYESOJI GBOLAHAN OYELEKE
Marina, Lagos

Yewande Ode

Tribute to a loving, caring and devoted Uncle who was loved to bits.
There’s such finality about death that makes it hurt so bad. Knowing that it’s an inevitable thing still doesn’t help to prepare one but here we are, writing about a most loved and respected person who has been there my entire life.
My Mom’s only brother, you had a larger than life image with all your four sisters children. The way we called you Uncle, anyone would think it was a name for you alone. You were there for your sisters and all of us including the grand and great grandchildren when they started to come along. You never forgot our birthdays, you shared our joys as well as our pains. No height was too high or depth too low for you where your family was concerned. You held us all together and after the last sister passed some seven years ago, you were all we had and cherished.

You excelled in your career attaining the peak (SAN) and we were super proud of you.
You were a committed Anglican, rising to become the first Chancellor of the Diocese of Kano.
You took to Rotary and also rose to the very top becoming the only black man to date to become Rotary International President.
You excelled at everything you touched and brought so much pride and joy to your family.
You were a fine gentleman and a sharp dresser.

A completely detribalized man, you touched many lives across the nation and beyond. I always marveled at the way you spoke Hausa and Ibo fluently.

Dear Uncle, I miss you already. If I knew my visit to yours on May 2 was going to be the last I would have made a video and taken several pictures. We were up till late in your room with Aunty Ayo watching the Arsenal/ Chelsea match. You both escorted me to the Airport to catch my flight back to Lagos on May 3.
I will forever cherish your memory. You were truly one in a million.
Take your deserved rest darling Uncle.

Yewande Ode (née Olowu)

Omotunde Balogun

Dearest PRIP,
Thank you for your kind heart, your mentorship, your ever warm smile and your willingness to always lend a hand.

You were such a great support all the way- your guidance and advices, your support during my year as President, your willingness to serve on the board of my NGO, Vintage Hearing Foundation, as Vice Chairman.
You are a 💎. I talk in the present because I know you still live on. Dearest PRIP, goodness and mercy shall follow you as you move on in creation. May your homeward journey be smooth and beautiful.
I renew my promise to do my best to ensure that RC Abuja Metro keeps using the Global Grant.
Thank you PRIP for being such a great teacher.

RAHILA LAWAL

You weren’t my grandfather but you were so dear to me and meant a lot to me. I Never imagined losing you so soon but I’m assured we’ll meet again. You’re a special grandpa.

It’s sad to know you’ll never be with us again, your voice will no longer be heard but your name will not cease to be mentioned. Rest in peace grandpa.

Venerable Matthias A. Ndian

DIOCESE OF KANO

(ANGLICAN COMMUNION) ST. GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH No. 1 Human Rights Avenue (Formerly Club Road) P.O.Box 1228 Kano-Nigeria. Tel: 064-945457 E-mail:stgeorgesanglicankano@gmail.com

TRIBUTE TO PA JONATHAN MAJIYAGBE, SAN

St. George’s Church has grievously lost a general, defender of the faith and a man of uncommon giving.

Pa Jonathan Majiyagbe was not only a pillar of our Church but also an energizer of our fellowship. St George’s nature and character are that of a family and our elder and leader was certainly a Mentor and Encourager to the Church.

His name was a household name in every sense of the word given his availability and commitment to the Church generally. He was an elder and leader who meant each time and for all issues backing it with unrivalled commitment. The present beautiful St. George’s edifice could only have been built with the untiring effort and giving by individuals like him.

We remember visiting him in November 2021, as Priests to pray with him with nostalgia. As a lover of hymns, he enquired from us whether the Church had gotten a Pipe Organ, the reason for which they made provision for it at both sides of the altar when the Church was built.

Pa Jonathan Majiyagbe was highly evangelistic because up until a few weeks ago this year, he would always ask us whether we were reaching out to the indigenous and locals with the gospel and whether we were increasing in membership. The unique thing about this Gem is the fact that he would always communicate with you in one of major Nigerian languages Hausa, Igbo or Yoruba depending on which one you understand.

This great father of faith was a very kind and compassionate gentleman. He would attend to your need regardless of your tribe or creed. We have lost a very committed member, but heaven has received a faithful and obedient servant back home to eternity.

Baba, sleep on in Christ until we meet at the resurrection morning.

Venerable Matthias A. Ndian

Parish Priest

Kola Alayande. Ph.D.

Knowing you was both a honor and priviledge as you were a role model, a true humanitarian, a venerable Rotarian and a Statesman! You will be sadly missed Sir!

VEN. Nuhu T.A. Silas

Church of Nigeria

DIOCESE OF KANO

Bishop Court, 18 Stadium Road, RO. Box 362, Kano Nigeria. (ANGLICAN COMMUNION) Tel: +2348037878890

CONDOLENCE LETTER TO THE FAMILY OF JONATHAN MAJIYEGBE SAN, OFR

The Diocesan, Diocesan Board and the good people of the Diocese of Kano, mourn with deepest shock the death of Jonathan Majiyegbe SAN, OFR the pioneer chancellor of our Diocese.

The news was received with rude shock and great sadness. He was an astute legal luminary, a great man of inestimable quality, a visionary and innovative leader; an international icon hums charity service who touched the lives of many positively, as characterized by his honesty, sincerity, integrity, devotion and selfless service to the Diocese and humanity in general.

Death is a necessary end that will come when it will come. In the words of the late Nelson Mandela “Death is inevitable. What a man does is considers to be his duty to his people, he can then rest in peace”. What counts in life is not how long you lived, it is the impact you have made in the life’s of others that determine the significance of the live you lived.

As you, members of his family mourn his demise and call to glory, you are not

alone but be rest assured that we truly miss him and also mourn him.

It is our prayer that the Lord will reward his labour of love with His eternal kingdom reserved for those who have been faithful to the mission entrusted to them by God.

ADIUE, GOOD NIGHT

VEN. NUHU T. A. SILAS SECRETARY CLERICAL SYNOD DIOCESE OF KANO.

VEN. Nuhu T.A. Silas

Church of Nigeria

DIOCESE OF KANO (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)

Bishop Court, 18 Stadium Road, RO. Box 362, Kano Nigeria.

Tel:- +2348037878890

TRIBUTE TO A GREAT ICON JONATHAN MAJIGBE SAN, OFR

It is painful and regrettable that death took you at a time your counsel was needed most. Helping was your hubby; you showed many the ways to success, you gave everyone a helping hand without discrimination, lover of Peace, believer of transparency, doing everything possible to improve the life of the masses.

You were so religious that you were ready to give God everything you have. No English word can qualified or define your personality. You have left a vacuum without replacement.

Your memory will ever be remembered.

VEN.N.T.A. SILAS CLERICAL SECRETARY DOCESE OF KANO