The final burial of late Pa Williams Olupoju Ogunniran will commence on Thursday 4th of February 2016 with lying in state in his home situated at Dalemo, Ayekale Oremeji Agugu, Ibadan at 10 am while the Christian wake keep starts at 5pm.
The funeral service will be held on Friday 5th February 2016 at Methodist church Nigeria, cathedral of light, Agodi gate Ibadan at 10 am, thereafter he will be interned at the church cemetery.
Entertainment of guests will be at Ibadan north east local government, iwo road, Ibadan.
Late Pa Williams Olupoju Ogunniran will be remembered for his wisdom, humility and diligent. He was a retired civil servant who rose to the position of Directorship in the Oyo state civil service through the dent of hard work, honesty and meticulous.
He was nicked name by his admirers as WILLY BOY, while some referred to him as one man battalion through his sense of purposes, a good planner, strategist and goal-getter as social welfare worker during his life time at Oyo state agency for youth development.
Willy Boy slept in the Lord on Sunday 20th December 2015, He was born on 15th February 1943 in Agbadi-Obi village, Akinyele local government area of Oyo state.His father David Ogunniran was a cocoa merchant in those days who used to sell cocoa to late sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo, premier of western region.
He was referred to by one of his colleagues named Mr. Bayo Dairo as a man with native wisdom, who solved people’s problem with his native wisdom, he said,”Poju has gone with all his native wisdom in a sober reflection.”
In his tribute an acting Director of youth development Mr.Adeniji Adegbeye in the Oyo state agency for youth development described late Williams Olupoju Ogunniran as a highly courageous, dignified and astute professional in youth development both at the state and federal level.”Oga will be remembered for his high moral rectitude and principle stance, “he concluded.
Mrs. Akinpelu Idowu, who is also a director of youth empowerment in the Oyo state agency for youth development described Late Olupoju Ogunniran as “a one man battalion”, for his uprightness, caring for his subordinates and principle stance. Akinpelu who was devastated about the death of his former boss, whom she always referred to as ‘Baba”, said “that some people may think we are exaggerating, but true to God late Williams Olupoju Ogunniran was a one man battalion.Baba, as I used to call you because you are truly a father due to your virtue of love, care and courage remains unequalled in my heart and in our office, Agency for youth development”, she submitted.
Late Pa Williams Olupoju Ogunniran is survived by his wife Kikelomo Ogunniran, and six children: Adewale Ogunniran,Olufemi Ogunniran, Mrs.Folake Ojelade,Mrs.Busayo Olaniyan,Olusogo Ogunniran and Ayobami Ogunniran.