On Sunday 16th of June 2019, all roads led to the gigantic and expansive Oluwanishola Estate of Nigeria’s most successful industrialist, Chief Rasak Akanni Okoya situated on the Lekki-Ajah Expressway, Lagos, when the billionaire business titan hosted Islamic clerics, business associates, friends, politicians and staff of his multi-award winning business empire, The Eleganza Group to a Fidaus Prayer in memory of their late parents patriarch and matriarch Alhaji Tiamiyu Ayinde Okoya and Alhaja Idiyat Abeke Okoya.
The grand event witnessed the attendance of The Executive Governor Of Lagos State; Babajide Sanwo-Olu, The First Lady Of Lagos State; Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, The Deputy Governor Of Lagos State; Obafemi Hamzat, and top dignitaries including with the noble members of Islamic communities that cut cross across virtually all the meaningful zones of the country. Guests were clad in customized Ankara outfits that donned the pictures of the late parents of the very successful and highly religious Okoya Dynasty. The event kicked off at exactly 12pm.
Islamic Clerics who prayed for the continuous repose of the souls of these departed devoted Muslims asked for the Almighty Allah to grant the departed caring Alhaji and Alhaja Tiamiyu Okoya a peaceful rest while also supplicating for Allah’s blessings on the children, grand children and great grand children left behind by the late Alhaji and Alhaja Okoya.
Ably supported by his indefatigable wife, Mrs. Afolashade Okoya, Chief Rasaq Akanni, President of the Okoya Group with the Eleganza Industrial City as one of the group’s most flourishing subsidiaries thanked the Almighty Allah for the lives of his parents, stressing further that the duo lived exemplary lives worthy of emulating as religious, committed and very prayerful Muslims. Chief Okoya, the most successful and irrefutable industrialist in Nigeria also thanked all and sundry who made it to the event despite the needs for them to relax in their various homes on a Sunday.
The ever-smiling multi billionaire investment guru wishes his parents a continuous rest in the bosom of the Almighty Allah. He also urged all members of the Okoya family to keep learning from the Godly virtues and strong Islamic characters inculcated into the lineage by both Alhaji Tiamiyu Ayinde and Alhaja Idiyat Abeke of blessed memory.
The beautiful, elegant and glamorous wife of the celebrant, Chief Mrs. Afolashade Okoya ensured all invited guests were well taken care of exquisitely. The late Alhaji and Alhaja Okoya, parents of one of Nigeria and Africa’s most successful manufacturers of household items, Alhaji Chief Rasak Akanni Okoya slept peacefully in the Almighty Allah years back and till date, the rich businessman and his siblings have been holding fort positively for the family, upholding the noble and respectable image left behind by their parents.