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Lagos celebrity Lady, Omolola Abibat Popoola Remembers Her Dad 8 Years After


Omolola Abibat Popoola is a Fabric Merchant and a successful Lagos businesswoman. She is a Fashionista who looks good all the time.

Its 8 years today since her dad passed on and she remembers him with fond memories. She told Citypeople recently why she will continue to miss Alhaji Isiaq Ayinde Bolarinwa Popoola, the Baba Adin Yewaland.

"I miss everything about my dad", she explained. "He was extremely caring, very honest, humble, contented, hardworking, loving & selfless.

I remember when I & my sister Safurat got admission to UNAD, Ado-Ekiti, daddy was Commissioner for Health then. He took a week off work to travel with us.We stayed at Owena Hotels. He went to school with both of us, stayed on the queue with our course forms & helped us register first our courses.All the students & lecturers knew us from that day till we graduated. I fact, he still got invitations from Social Science faculty whenever they had functions.


In secondary school, I was quite stubborn.Daddy never got tired of reporting to school to support & advise me whenever the school authorities invited me.

He supported all his children, family members, strangers and friends. He was a good-hearted man. Loved by all who met him in his lifetime.

May Almighty Allah continue to grant him Aljannah Fidraus. Amin."

When he passed on 8 years ago, he died an accomplished man.He had served humanity in various ways.

Alhaji Isiaq Ayinde Bolarinwa Popoola was born on May 20 1937 to the family of Late  Balogun Musulumi of Ijofin in Yewa South area, Ipokia Local Govt of Ogun Sate, Chief Muhammad A labi Popoola  & Madam Osenat Olayinka Popoola.

He attended Local Authority Primary School, Ijofin (1948-1951) & completed his Quranic education the same year. He attended Ansar-ud-deen Teacher Training College, Ottawa (1957-1959). He taught briefly at the Ansar-ud-deen Demonstration School, Otta before crossing over to Public Service as a Clerical Officer in the Old Western Nigerian Development Corporation in Ibadan.

He was a seasoned & famous footballer with Western Nigerian Development Corporation Football team (IICC Shooting Stars of Ibadan).

He got married to his beautiful wife on the 24th of August 1972.

Alhaji I.A.B Popoola later travelled to the USA in 1972 where he studied Business Management,  Marketing and Advertising at Albany Business College, New York. He returned to Nigeria in 1975 & went on his first Hajj pilgrimage in 1980. He got a job with the West African Portman Cement (WAPCO) where her served as the Marketing manager & property manager till his retired & went into full time politics.

He was actively involved in political & Islamic Religious activities at the local, state & national levels. He contributed in no small measure to the progress and development of Ijofin his hometown, Ipokia, his local government area & Ogun State.

He was the first chairman of Ogun Sate Agric/Credit Corporation (1981-1983)

He was chairman Ansar-ud-deen Society of Nigeria,  Ijofin Branch.

He was Otun Balogun Musulumi of Ijofin.

He was Commissioner for Health, Ogun State (1999-2003)

He was Baba Adini of Yewaland till his demise in on Feb 4th 2013

He was a Member of Ogun State Muslim Pilgrimage Board (2011 till his demise on Feb 4th 2013). He is survived by his wife and 8 children.

Memories from my siblings


Your love, your sacrifices, your values, your character..... What's stood out the most for me was that Daddy was God fearing, steadfast and dependable, a great confidante and adviser......I will forever cherish the memories. Continue to rest in peace Dad.😇😇🤗🤗 Abimbola Safurat.

Daddy, I have too great memories... thank God for a life well spent. Oladayo Badirat


Good morning family. We thank God for the gift of life and for His daily benefits.

We thank God today specifically  for the life of our dad Alhaji Isiaka Ayinde Bolarinwa Popoola. We are thankful for the gift of having him as the truly loving and caring father that he was. May our precious memories of him not depart from us. May God continue to grant him eternal rest in peace. May his good works in life continue to speak for him in the afterlife.

And may we that he left behind build on and exceed his greatness from one generation to the next.

 The Popoola family will not perish or come to ruin. May it remain a good name and we his descendants flourish from one generation to the next by the special grace of God. Amen 🙏🏻

Omobolaji Modinat.

Alahji A.I.B Popoola, May Allah illuminate his graveyard and overlook his shortcomings and make janotuli fridous his final abode. Kindness personified! Be strong sister, you took very good care of him at his most pressing and challenging time. You abandoned your business and you picked up his health challenge as your business. You did well for him.

Barrister Lekan Alabi

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