it is seven years since the sad demise of corporate titan, Adegboyega Ishola Ojora, fondly called Gbegi Ojora .The deceased is the first son of prominent businessman Otunba Adekunle Ojora and elder brother to Toyin Saraki, the wife of Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. Toyin had shared lovely photos of his on her Instagram page with a short moving tribute: “Gbegi, God be with you till we meet again. By His counsel’s guide uphold you. With His sheep securely fold you. God be with you till we meet again. Amen.”
Gbegi died at the First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos. He was aged 50 years. On the day of his untimely death, Gbegi attended the morning Mass at the Catholic Church of Assumption, Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos, and later, the christening ceremony of a friend’s child. But death struck him a fatal blow as soon as he retired home. He allegedly complained of a slight discomfiture and drove himself to the hospital where he slumped and gave up the ghost while the clinic’s physicians examined him. Doctor’s diagnosis confirmed the cause of his death as heart attack. It would be recalled that thousands of dignitaries comprising friends, family, politicians and business associates trooped to his funeral to mourn his sad exit from life. This no doubt attested to the worth of the man for whom every male and female acquaintance holds a blazing torch, even in death.
Until his death, Gbegi was a lawyer by training and a businessman with interest in banking, telecoms, insurance and publishing. He also served on the Vision 2010 Committee and the Lagos State Transitional Council.