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Aare REMI BAKARE Holds 30th Annual Firdau For Dad

Blessed they say is the memory of the righteous… this and more described the gathering of family friends and well-wishers of Chief Remi Bakare as he threw a classy remembrance prayer for his late father who transited to the great beyond 30 years ago.

It was a gathering full of prayers only. No merriment or entertainment but the crowd present at the event spoke a lot about the personality of Chief Remi Bakare.

Brands Editor, DAMILARE SALAMI 08155134152 was in Abeokuta, Chief Remi’s home with Photojournalist, Sunday Aderiye and in this report, he brings you a brief gist from the event, enjoy.



Let’s be the first to tell you that the event was an all-white affair for the children and family of the deceased. Although there was no particular colour code for the guests, Chief Remi Bakare and his siblings as well as their children dressed in different white materials. This dress code stood them out from among the crowd and gave them a unique appearance.



Noimot Salako-Oyedele, also known as Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele is a politician and real estate professional, her father is the late professor Lateef A. Salako, NNOM, CON (a Nigerian academic who is Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Ibadan). She is the Deputy Governor of Ogun State and she was present at the event with her husband, Alhaji Bode Oyedele.

They both are good friends of Chief Remi Bakare. They became a prayer point at the event having attained such a great height in society. The Deputy Governor and her husband were at the event from the beginning to the end of the prayer session.



Not many know that Queen Salawa Abeni is very close to Chief Remi Bakare. Although she has performed at some of the functions hosted by RBB, many thought that it was simply because RBB enjoys waka music. But City People found out that beyond Waka music, QSA is very close to the Bakares.

She was present at the event. As a matter of fact, her appearance was not like that of a guest but that of a co-celebrant.



Remilekun Rasak Bakare, who is popularly known around his circles as RRB is a chartered accountant, chartered banker, stockbroker, and politician. He shook the political table of his home state, Ogun, when he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the 2019 elections. He dumped the APC along with the likes of former Governor Gbenga Daniel. The development came as a big surprise.

Bakare was born on April 24, 1960. He attended Ijero Baptist School, Ebute-Metta, Lagos from 1966-1972, and Ansar Ud-Deen Grammar School, Surulere, Lagos from 1973-1978. He also attended Yaba College of Technology from 1978-1980.

He is a team player who has been in politics for over two decades, and a native of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. RRB who was born in Lagos 62 years ago, holds the traditional titles of Aare Adimula of Ake, Abeokuta and Aare Laderin of Egbaland.

He, however, started his secondary education at Egba Comprehensive High School, Abeokuta and completed it at Ansar-ud-deen Grammar School Surulere, Lagos, where he obtained Division 1 in WASC. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Financial Services from the University of Manchester, UK; Masters in Business Administration from the University of Lagos and a Doctorate degree from Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, specialising in Accounting and Corporate Governance. In addition, he is a Fellow of the following professional bodies.

FCCA Fellow Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK; FCA Fellow Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria; FCIB Fellow Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria; Fifs Fellow Institute of Financial Services, UK; FCTI Fellow Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria; and FCS Fellow Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Nigeria.

He is the Director-General/CEO of Executive Business School, Lagos, a top-rated business school with affiliation and articulation agreements with leading British Universities. Between 1995 and 2007 he was the pioneer Registrar/Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. He was responsible for the take-off and development of the Institute and has to his credit the design and implementation of the Institute’s professional examinations.

Bakare had previously served as the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Nationwide Securities Limited. Prior to this, he worked at United Bank for Africa Plc, Financial Trust Company Ltd and Wema Bank Plc in various capacities. RRB had also lectured at Ogun State Polytechnic (now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic), Yaba College of Technology, ESUT Business School and Olabisi Onabanjo University.



Let’s quickly tell you that the event which held at Chief Remi’s abode in Abeokuta hosted more than 10 Muslim Clerics. The clergymen came in their numbers to pray for Chief Remi Bakare, his siblings as well as their departed father, late Alhaji Shuaib. The prayer was quite brief but very effective. The clergymen took about one and half hours to pray and sermonize the people and all the activities were spirit-filled because the environment was fully charged.

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