Former FirstBank MD Bisi Onasanya announces burial date for mum

Former FirstBank MD Bisi Onasanya

Former group managing director and chief executive officer of First Bank Nigeria Ltd Bisi Onasanya has announced his late mum Selimot Onasanya would be buried on December 14, 2023.

Mrs Onasanya died on November 16, 2023, aged 88, a statement made available to QEDNG on Thursday said.

According to the obsequies, the final burial proceedings will commence with a funeral service at the Abundant Life Baptist Church, Ijede, Ikorodu, Lagos State, beginning at 9 am.

Following the church service, a private internment ceremony will be held at the Ikoyi Cemetery (private wing) exclusively for family members.

Onasanya, founder and chairman of The Address Homes Limited, further announced that a grand reception would follow later in the day for family and friends in Lagos.

Expressing gratitude on behalf of his family, Onasanya conveyed appreciation for the outpouring of support through visits and messages during this challenging time following the death of their mother. He acknowledged the overwhelming display of love and kindness, underscoring the impact it has had on strengthening their faith in God.

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He said, “I wish to express our deepest gratitude to all those who have visited us and sent messages since the passing of our loving mother. The outpouring of love and kindness has been overwhelming, and we cannot thank you enough. Your support has greatly enhanced our abiding faith in God and service to humanity.

“Although our mother may no longer be physically with us, the essence of her being and the profound impact she made on the lives she touched will continue to endure. The quote, ‘To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die,’ perfectly embodies the enduring spirit that my mother leaves behind. Her legacy will continue to resonate in the cherished memories, shared moments, and profound influence she had on family, friends, and the society.

“As myself, the entire Onasanya family, and all well-wishers gather to bid our final goodbyes, we celebrate the life of Mrs. Selimot Olaleye Elizabeth Onasanya. Her life will serve as a testament to the love, joy, and inspiration she brought to those privileged to have known her.”