Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, and other notable Nigerians were in Iperu, Ogun State, on Monday, to pray with Sir Kessington Adebukunola Adebutu for the continued peaceful repose of his late mother, Alhaja Olasimbo Seliatu Adebutu.
The late Adebutu, who died 15 years ago, was a notable businesswoman known for her kerosene business.
A prayer session presided over by the Chief Imam of Remoland, Alhaji Junaid AbdulKadiri, kicked off the memorial ceremony before the invited guests were entertained with foods and choice drinks.
Adebutu, owner of the Premier Lotto popularly called Baba Ijebu, expressed gratitude to the Muslim community for their prayers for the continued peaceful rest of his mother.
He recalled that she played a significant role in his life.
Dignitaries, who also attended the event were Professor Segun Awonusi, the Asiwaju of Remoland; Solomon Onafowokan, former aide of the then President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr Doyin Okupe; President of Abeokuta Club, Tokunbo Odebunmi; former Commissioner in Ogun State, Akogun Kola Onadipe; Mr Wale Ogunbanjo, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Ogun State; Sikiru Ogundele and veteran broadcaster, Aremo Taiwo Alimi.
Others in attendance were former Chairman of Ijebu North Local Government, Bola Kalejaiye; ex-commissioner in the state, Lanre Tejuoso; former Reps member, Dave Salako and traditional rulers in Remoland, among others.