How my children should bury me – Late MIC boss


Mr. Tunji Okusanya, Managing Director, MIC Funeral Services, who was allegedly killed in an Associated Airlines plane crash, had in the interview before his death, given guidelines on how he should be buried by his children.

When asked in the interview if he had planned his funeral yet, having planned the funerals of others, he said, “Fortunately, I am in this line and my kids see what I do. You plan for yourself as you get older and we have people who plan their funerals before they die. They even choose the clothes they want to be buried in. My children know what I like to wear but it is always good to plan before hand because in most instances, your kids will not give you what you want. My children should bury me the way I live.”

The ill-fated Associated Airline plane was flying to Akure, where the remains of the former Governor of the state, Olusegun Agagu was supposed to be interred by the weekend.

On hearing the news of the crash, crowd of sympathizers thronged MIC House, the office of MIC Funeral Services at No.10, Odunlami Street, beside CSS Bookshop, Lagos Island but met it under locks and key while the Nigerian flag in front of the office flew at half-mast.

Tunji Okunsanya was trained as an engineer in the United Kingdom. He runs the Magbamowo Industrial Company, M.I.C, as the Managing Director. The company was handed over to him by his father in 1982.

In a recent interview, Okusanya said he formed his company from his father’s company — Magbamowo Industrial Company. “All I had to do was pick the first letter of each word to arrive at MIC. This was in 1982,” he said.



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