A new dawn came for Alhaja Bilikisu Monisola Ashabi Shittu, after her transition to a peaceful realm. Her final burial was held in Lagos last Sunday. The deceased was the mother of Sade Okoya, wife of Nigeria’s foremost billionaire and industrialist, Chief Rasaq Akanni Okoya, the Aare of Lagos and chairman of Eleganza Group of Companies.
Alhaja Shittu died on March 3, at the ripe age of 112. She was buried on Friday, March 4, in accordance with islamic injunction, at the Vaults and Gardens Mayfair, Lekki, Lagos. Mama Shittu is survived by two children, Alhaja Nimota Adeleye (Sade Okoya’s mother) and Deaconess Rhoda Adebanke Oduniyi.
The grand finale of the burial ceremony was held at Oluwa Ni Sola Estate, the Okoya family’s sprawling estate in Lagos. Guests were entertained by Musiliu Haruka Ishola.