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STEVE AYORINDE's Mum Celebrates @ 80

A few days ago, all roads led to Ibadan for the 80th birthday of Chief Mrs Victoria Olunike Ayorinde (nee Oyewole), the mother of Steve Ayorinde, the former Commissioner for Information in Lagos State. It was a galaxy of stars as many celebrities trooped to Ibadan to honour Steve Ayorinde and his siblings.

The Birthday girl herself was happy to see all the dignitaries. Mama Ayorinde is a distinguished Ibadan woman who born was at Salako via Aroro village in Ibadan on the 12th of June 1942 to the family of Late Pa James Oyewole and late Mama Abigail Olalonpe Oyewole, alias Mama Olobi (both of blessed memory).

She had her Primary and Secondary education at Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) School, Olunfa, Aroro and Christ Apostolic Modern School, Anlugbua, Ibadan between 1949 and 1961. She was baptized on June 23rd, 1952 and confirmed into the Anglican Communion on September 5, 1982.

She got married to her caring, handsome and God-fearing husband, Chief Sunday Adetunji Ayorinde (Omo Aleyo) in the year 1969. The union is fruitful with caring and accomplished children.

She was honoured with the chieftaincy title of Maye Iyalode of Awaye in 1981 by the Kabiyesi Oba Olayiwola Ojo of Awaye Kingdom. Mama Ayorinde worked briefly in the Ministry of Agriculture in Eruwa, a tobacco farm and at the College of Education, St. Andrew’s College, Oyo.

She later joined the Ministry of Defence in 1968 where she spent 35 years working in various departments like the 2DV camp, 2DV Headquarters Office and as a clerk and an auxiliary nurse at the 2DV Hospital. She retired on the scale of Chief Clerical Officer.

She is a member of the Itesiwaju Society at Christ Anglican Church, Mapo, Ibadan and currently serves as the President of Itesiwaju Society (Women’s Wing) at Christ Church, Elekuro, Ibadan. She is also a member of the Christian Sisters Association in her neighbourhood in Ibadan, Secretary of Ore-Ofe Society, Matron of 73 Battalion Brigade and a Lay reader at Christ Church, Elekuro Orita-Aperin.

Although she has retired from public service for about two decades, Chief Mrs Ayorinde is not retired, as she still regularly attends to church duties in her local assembly, engages in volunteerism and raising of her grandchildren.

A devoted Christian and Prayer Warrior, she is an active church worker and nurses fond memories of her pilgrimages to the holy land of Israel.

Today at 80, Mama Victoria Ayorinde, Omo Iya Olobi, thanked the almighty God for His mercies, grace, protection and faithfulness in her life. Her children and members of her extended family are also glorifying the good Lord on her behalf, wishing her many more years in good health, happiness and fulfilment.


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