Family, Associates Celebrate YABATECH Former Dean, Engr. Aderonke Adeyemi At 60th Birthday

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Friends, family members and associates have paid glowing tributes to 

Engr. Mrs Aderonke Abidemi Adeyemi, at a surprise party held to celebrate the erudite academic and accomplished civil engineer as she clocked 60th on Friday, August 27th, 2021.

Engr. Adeyemi who lectures at the prestigious Yaba College of Technology was a past Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, and Dean of School of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering where she rose to the highest lecturer cadre. 

It was a great moment of joy and unlimited happiness when well-wishers and family members gathered at the RiverView Estate axis of Isheri community in Ogun State, off the Lagos Ibadan Express Road to celebrate the YABATECH don. 

The visibly elated celebrant who was beaming with smiles throughout the event was in high spirit as she sang songs after songs in appreciation to the Almighty God for the grace to mark six decades in good health and wellness.

The celebrant’s husband, who is also an engineer, Elder Soji Adeyemi led others to shower prayers and encomiums on the celebrant whom he described as “his first real love, sunshine and companion.”

The amiable and soft-spoken gentleman prayed for God to bless his wife beyond measures and grant her happiness and joy like a river.

Representing the YABATECH community at the Surprise Party, Engr. Dr. M.A. Onasanya, the Dean of the School of Engineering, extolled the great virtues of the celebrant whom he called “a mother, sister, mentor and senior colleague.”

Dr Onasanya who spoke so glowingly recalled how Engr. Mrs Adeyemi was not just his lecturer but mentored him and assisted him greatly as he walked through life’s journey, including career, marriage and family.

Onasanya said she is easy to relate with and always willing to share burdens with others. “She comes across as very compassionate and pleasant. Her work ethic is characterised by hard work and dedication. Over the years, she has proven to be a worthy model and inspiration to many younger ones, and she’s much loved by students, colleagues and family.”

Mrs Yinka Talabi, fondly called Olori Ebi by family members also eulogised Engr. Mrs Adeyemi. She also offered many prayerful wishes to the celebrant, begged God to grant her more healthy years and urged her to continue to make others happy as she has always done. 

Many other family members and friends – young and old, both in Nigeria and outside the shores, also sent in their kind words and good wishes for the celebrant at the event. 

They include: Mrs Atinuke Adedapo, Abiodun Kareem, Rev. Abosede Ogundimu, Banke Oni, Bose John, Kudi Gidado (USA), Bisi Dada (Texas, USA), Mrs Sanya Yemisi, Rev. John Olusegun, Labisi Adenekan, Engr. Babawale Oladitan, Gbenga and Ann Bamidele; Dr. Amao, Rhoda Sanyaolu and many others too numerous to mention. 

The celebrant who could not contain her joy expressed deep gratitude to the Almighty God as well as her loved ones and associates for staying true with her.

There was so much to drink and eat at the event with assorted drinks and food for all attendees as they also sang and danced with the celebrant who cut her cake with smiles.

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