Children, family members and associates of Late Prince Benjamin Adeleke Akala has given the community leader a befitting burial.
Prince Akala was until his death the first vice Chairman of the Imota LCDA CDC and has served the apex community development association in various capacities before his current position.
Akala drew his last breath at the General Hospital, Gbagada after a brief illness.
The late community leader has been buried in line with his Christian faith at his residence at Ipakodo Community, Ikorodu Lagos.
Speaking to some press men shortly after the burial, one of the children of the late community leader and a notable community journalist, Omo’ba ‘Peju Akinyemi described his late father as a great man, who is passionately selfless.
‘I am still finding it difficult to refer to him in the past, as I am still battling with the reality of his death’, he confessed.
‘Prince Benjamin Adeleke Akala was a great man who is passionately selfless. He lived his life for others and dedicated his life to seeking the good of others, irrespective of age, creed or religion. I have learnt and inherited a lot of virtues from his life’, he noted.
Concluding, Omo’ba Akinyemi stated that, the entire family were still in mourning mood but that they are consoled in the fact that their late father lived a fulfilled and impactful life.
Announcing the demise of Prince Akala to his colleagues, the Imota LCDA CDC Chairman, Comrade Rafiu Abiodun Ashaka wrote, ‘with a heavy heart, we announce the sudden death of one of us, Prince Adeleke Akala, 1st Vice Chairman of Imota CDC. May his departed soul rest in peace’.
Reacting, Chairman Ire Oluwa CDA Comrade Olusegun wrote, ‘On behalf of my CDA, we send our condolence and sympathize with both he CDC and the family. May God give us and the family the fortitude to bear this great loss’, he prayed.
Late Prince Benjamin Adeleke Akala was born on 26th September, 1953 to the Akala-Soipe family of Imota, Lagos State.
He had his primary school education at the St John’s Primary School, Imota and his Secondary School education at Agbowa Modern School, Agbowa-Ikosi. He also had a stint at Oriwu College, Ikorodu.
Thereafter, he gained admission into the Technical College, Ijebu-Ode where he studied Carpentry and Joinery.
Upon graduation, he worked with the Lagos State Ministry of Works Management Board as a Supervisor.
Prince Akala met and got married to the love of his life and hearthrob, Mrs Adenike Tawakalitu Akala in 1984 and together they have raised many successful children who are doing well in their various fields at home and in diaspora.
In 1985, Prince Akala left government service to start his private practice, Ade Akala Nigeria Enterprises, specialising in Carpentary, Furniture Making, Building Construction and General Contracts.
He was a strong member of the Celestial Church of Christ and Patron, CCC Orisun Ayo Mi Parish, Owode-Onirin and Jesus Seun / Graceland Parish, Ebute-Ipakodo. His last place of worship was the CCC, Shogbamu Parish, Gbagada, Lagos.
Until his death, Prince Akala was the Chairman of Fadayin-Jeje CDA and 1st Vice Chairman of the Imota LCDA Community Development Council.
He iss survived by Wife, Sisters and many children.