Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
A foremost elder of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Engineering, Fola Aboaba, has passed.
Although no official statement has v been released on the passage, a senior pastor of RCCG confirmed the triumphant passage of the nonagenarian to Stonix News on Sunday.
The eloquent and erudite pastor passed at 90 quietly of old age ailment at his Victoria Island residence on the evening of Saturday, January 21, 2023.
Aboaba was s founding Pro Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Redeemer’s University of Nigeria (RUN).
The Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Engineering, who was until his death a National Elder and Member, Board of Trustees of RCCG and also Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board and Lands Committee of the Church was born in Lagos on March 8, 1933.
He lost his beloved wife, Olabisi Ama Aboaba at 73 at their Victoria Island Lagos home on 20th November 2018. She was born 1st September 1945 in Kaduna.
The astute Professor always played prominent roles at the Holy Ghost Congresses and Annual Conventions of the Church.
He was, until his passing, the Zonal Pastor of RCCG Redemption Pavilion Parish a church of the elites at the high brow Victoria Island of Lagos in Nigeria.
Two famous incidents of the late elder was an interview granted the Punch Newspaper published on 9th March 2013 where he disclosed that he used to smoke 20 sticks of cigarette per day before his conversion to Christianity.
The other, which almost snuffed life out of him, was when he had a body shutdown medically and after being given first medical attention in London on March 9 that year (a day after his birthday), he was told by British Medical Consults not to go near pregnant women and children because he was radioactive but he survived it.
Before he was whisked to London he could not eat, but was on fluid.
Prof Aboaba had many children in the Lord from the RCCG fold and the Ibadan Varsity Christian Union (IVCU) as well as the UI Fellowship Forum.