Monday, 3 June 2013

Tears as family, friends remember Dana crash victim

Emotions ran high on Sunday as hundreds of family and friends of a Dana crash victim, Adekunbi Adebiyi, attended a Christian music concert organised in her honour.
The event, which held at Agip Hall of the Muson Centre, Lagos, was well attended. The gathering was characterised by singing, instrumental performances as well as a powerpoint picture presentation of the deceased’s life and times.
Some of the deceased’s friends were clad in yellow shirts, with the inscription, ‘One year on, KIA (Kunbi Irene Adebiyi) in our hearts.’
Some of the deceased’s friends, who paid tributes to her, described her as a God-fearing and lovable person.
One of them, Olumide Omololu, described her as an ambitious girl who once dreamt of becoming Nigeria’s first female President.
Omololu said, “Kunbi and I grew up together and we were very close. I saw her two months before she died. We were also business partners. She was an entreprenuer.
“She was ahead of her time and always strived for the best and she even told me that she wanted to be the first female president of Nigeria.”
Another friend, Solape Ope, said was one of the last people to speak with the deceased before the plane crash.
She said, “Kunbi was a loving person who never kept malice. She can never be forgotten. Even in death, she is still touching lives.”
Pastor in charge of Trinity House Church, Itua Ighodalo, prayed for the family of the deceased as well as families of all those who lost someone in the crash.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Adebiyi was born in February 9, 1990. She attended Loughborough University in the United Kingdom where she studied Economics and Politics. She also attended Harvard University briefly
She worked at Guaranty Trust Bank, KPMG and was a National Youth Service Corps member attached to Etisalat at the time she died.

The deceased, it was learnt, was the co-founder and president of LBDC, an organisation aimed at alleviating poverty in Nigeria.
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