Dr Iyayi Efianayi (MFR), a prominent Edo State born business tycoon and philanthropist has transited to the great beyond. He was 87 years old
According to a terse statement authorized by his eldest child, Dr. Caesar Osaheni Iyayi, Chairman/CEO, Caesar Engineering and construction limited, he died on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in France while in transit from the United States of America where he went for medical checkup.
Tributes are already pouring in for the preeminent Nigerian whose benevolence ensured that many citizens of the country had access to western education.
According to a former member of Edo State House of Assembly and Federal House of Representatives, Barrister Samson Osagie, “Baba Iyayi ” Egba” Efianayi, JP, MFR, our father, benefactor, man of God, philanthropist, helper of the helpless, Joseph of Egbaland, can’t believe this day has finally come. We wish you could tarry a little while. We are in tears and agony. But we thank God for the life of sacrifice you led. Adieu papa Rest in the bosom of the Lord”.
Also expressing grief on the death of the renowned Christian, whose love for God drew many Nigerians into the Christian fold, the Chairman of Egba Development Organisation, Lagos Branch, Mr. Frederick Onaghise listed his contributions to Egba Community in Edo State to include the electrification of the community and building of a secondary school, Egba Grammar School in the town resulting in the massive education of the members of the community.
Onaghise thanked God Almighty for his exemplary life and prayed that his soul rest in perfect peace
Rip great man
He was a good man. RIP
May his soul rest in peace
May your soil rest in peace sir, I named my son after your name because of your carrater towards human.
RIP Great son of Benin.
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace
May his soul rest in peace. Amen
Rest on sir
A great and selfless Bini man he is. He does not believe in celebrating himself but built up young men in his domain. RIP sir.ur legacy lives on.
Daddy we the members of ignorance oriokpa community,Royal family of Chief Evianse Osayi and the entire youth of Oriokpa bid you farewell Jorney to heaven,we learnt from you as a father of the fatherless,hope restorer and a man of God,unifyer and peacemaker,words can’t envisage the measure of your energy living together as Neighboor’s of ignorance Oriokpa community,we would continue to count on you inspiration and love cherish you here on after,on behalf of me and my family late Mr Victor Osagiede Osayi and the members of GCA worldwide say rest on papa till we meet t part no more,Adeus iconic papa!
Mr Kennedy osayi October 12, 2018 at 2:49 pm
Daddy we the members of ugbor Oriokpa community,Royal family of Chief Evianse Osayi and the entire youth of Oriokpa bid you farewell Jorney to heaven,we learnt from you as a father of the fatherless,hope restorer and a man of God,unifyer and peacemaker,words can’t envisage the measure of your energy living together as Neighboor’s of ugbor Oriokpa community,we would continue to count on your inspiration and love cherish you here on after,on behalf of me and my family late Mr Victor Osagiede Osayi and the members of GCA worldwide say rest on papa till we meet to part no more,Adeus iconic papa!
Rip baba sleep well till we again. Please the agba family should accept my condolences.
Rest well the egba family mentol? Non like you and you will always be remembered for your good legacy
You are second to none Papa. a great man, a good man, and a godly man, R.I.P. Sir.
Rest in peace papa, you left a legacy that can never be forgotten,
Goodnight papa. You left an indelible footprint in the sand of time
The great industrialist! The trailblazer and pathfinder of Egba community! Rest on Baba for the iconic and philanthropic role you have played in the vast development of Egba! If every leader in Nigeria were like you, we wouldn’t be on strike today. Rest on Baba