TASUED BURSAR, TUNJI OGBE BURIED AMID TEARS
….Commendation service held in his honour.
Tears, grief and emotion gripped the faces of the people who gathered at the Auditorium of the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun on Thursday 10th May, 2012 to witness the commendation service and lying-in-state held in honour of the late University Bursar, Mr. Vincent Olatunji Ogbe, who passed away at the age of 54.
Delivering the sermon, the Bishop of the Anglican Communion, Ijebu Diocese, Rt. Rev. E.A. Awosoga extolled the virtues of the late Bursar as an honest, compassionate, thoroughbred professional and a generous man adding that, he lived an exemplary life.
He urged Christians to be more committed to serve God and humanity while alive. The Bishop urged the congregation to always do good in order to be remembered after their earthly sojourn.
The Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Segun Odubela said the death of the late Bursar, Tunji Ogbe came to him as a shock. He said the late Bursar demonstrated high level of committement, professionalism and honesty. He therefore prayed to God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss. ‘‘The late Bursar will continue to be remembered for his immense contributions to the growth of the university and the accounting profession’’ he added.
In his own remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Segun Awonusi described the late Ogbe as an intelligent officer, articulate, loyal, dedicated, industrious and a cheerful worker. He said that the late Tunji Ogbe served the University meritoriously. He noted that the demise of the late Bursar came as a rude shock to the University community, adding that his good works will linger in the minds of the people.
Oration was rendered in recognition of his immeasurable contributions to the University, accounting profession and humanity in general. The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) TASUED chapter, through its Chairman, Mr. Ademola Adesanya described the late Bursar as a ‘Smiling Executive’ .He noted that the late Tunji Ogbe was a true giver, a symbol of inspiration to the young ones, among other sterling qualities. Other Unions- ASUU, NASU, NAAT and the Parents Forum paid glowing tributes to the late Bursar, describing him as an honest and good mixer while pupils of TASUED Staff School also gave rendition of song.
The late Bursar was buried at his home town, Odo Epo, via Ijebu - Epe Road on Friday, 11th May, 2012. In his sermon at the funeral service, the Bishop of African Church, Ijebu Diocese, Rt. Rev. A.A. Odufuwa called on Christians to show love, affection and care to others. He urged the congregation to dedicate their lives to serving God. “Without Christ, Christians lived a worthless life” he added. He further described the late Bursar as a true Christian, who had contributed immensely to the growth of evangelism in the church and the society at large. His remains were later interred at Odo Epo cemetery.