It seems the late city people deputy editor, Bola Davies is very dear to the Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi. The governor penned a very emotional tribute to the late journalist, eulogizing and praising her. For those who don’t know, Davies died on Wednesday October 19th after a long battle with breast cancer.
The depressing news of the passing away of Bola Davies at the unripe age of 46 is a personal loss that hit me like a rude shock. This sad event once again underscores the emptiness called life, the vanity called earthly struggles and the enigma called death.
As a mortal, I am naturally tempted to ask why adorable and lovable people like Bola die so young, but I won’t because of my firm belief in the infallibility of the Almighty God who alone chooses who, and when, to summon us unto the great beyond.
Bola, from what we gather from those who kept vigil at your sickbed, you appeared hopeful of pulling through; looking radiant and cracking jokes until the very last moments offering no signs that the messenger of death was lurking around your corner. But alas…
To those of us who knew you, we would always remember a very hardworking and enterprising Bola who distinguished herself as a creative journalist: we would always proudly recall the diligent professional who worked conscientiously until rising to the enviable position of deputy editor at City People, where you served with verve and aplomb for 14 eventful years.
Not only will your affectionate charms and affable personality be sorely missed, we shall miss your quiet and genteel spirit. Even as you interacted daily with celebrities and people in the corridors of power, you carried yourself with respectable gait and never lost your head to the glitz and temptations of fame.
Bola has fought a good fight; she has finished her course and has kept faith with God’s injunction that we are all sojourners here on earth.
While we mourn her passing here on earth, the heavens are surely rejoicing on the arrival of an angel who having completed her earthly assignment has now joined the saints triumphant.
My heartfelt condolences go to the bereaved kith and kin, the City People family, particularly its Publisher, Mr. Seye Kehinde, and her teeming admirers.
Good night, Bola. Sleep on, till the resurrection day when all saints shall rise in victory over death.
Senator Abiola Ajimobi