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How Society Lady, Biodun Laja, Died Five Days After Surgery In The US

Society lady and founder of British School, Lekki, Biodun Laja, is dead. 

Funsho Akinwale

The Founder of British School, Lekki, and one of Nigeria’s most celebrated matriarchs, Dr. Abiodun Laja, is dead.

She died on Sunday in the United States of America five days after a successful surgical operation.

Until her death, Laja, was the founder and Executive Director of the British School, Lekki, Lagos.

Recall that she established the private school at 27 and recently celebrated her 42nd anniversary in the education sector.

In the serene area of Lekki Peninsula, the school site is the biggest allocated by the government and this gave birth to Lekki British School which started with a secondary school in 2001.

The primary and pre-school or junior sections of the school kicked off two years after and it has become thickly populated.

The result of the IGCSE over the years has been outstanding.

Laja is survived by two sons and many grandchildren.

She was the younger sister of Chief (Mrs.) Kofo Olugbesan, a former top official in the Custom, prominent lawyer and businesswoman.

She was also the elder sister of Chief (Mrs.) Olukemi Nelson, prominent politician and National Woman Leader (South West) of the All Progressives Congress, APC.