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Kemi Nelson and Laja’s family
Kemi Nelson and Laja’s family
Society

Family Gives Lagos British International School Founder, Biodun Laja, Grand Burial  

Funsho Akinwale

Society matriarch, Biodun Laja, has been finally laid to rest in Lagos.

The final burial was well attended by eminent Nigerians across the country who held the renowned educationist in high esteem during her lifetime.

Daisy Danjuma
Daisy Danjuma

Among the notable faces that stormed the burial ceremony were Senator Daisy Danjuma, Kemi Nelson, Florence Ita Giwa, Erelu Ojuolape, and Chief Alex Onabanjo.

Ita-Giwa
Ita-Giwa

Others included Honourable Richard Kasumu, Saheed Kekere-Ekun (Saheeto), and Prince Bisi Olatilo who anchored the event.

Sijuade
Sijuade

The late founder of British International School in Lekki, Lagos, died last year May in a hospital in the United States (US) after a back surgery.

Abba Folawiyo
Abba Folawiyo

Although the operation was successful, she gave up the ghost five days later after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was aged 69.

Survived by two sons and many grandchildren, Abiodun was the younger sister of Mrs Kofo Olugbesan, a former top official of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), a prominent lawyer and businesswoman, and elder sister of Mrs Olukemi Nelson, prominent politician and National Women Leader (Southwest) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Honourable Kasunmu, Saheeto and a guest
Honourable Kasunmu, Saheeto and a guest

To Abiodun, education was always a passion, especially the British curriculum, in which she was trained. After running her school for 25 years, she took a bigger challenge to own a secondary school in the highbrow area of Lagos.