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It was all tears and pain over on Friday at Iperu-remo in Ikenne Local Government area of Ogun State, as the remains of culture icon and creator of the defunct The Village Headmaster, Ambassador Olusegun Olusola were finally committed to mother earth.
Both young and old abandoned their businesses to bid last farewell to the hero whose giant strides had touched virtually every life in the society.
Dignitaries who witnessed the burial ceremony include, representative of President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Douglas Uranta; Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; former Information Minister Chief Alex Akinyele; Chief Executive Officer of AIT, Dr. Raymond Dokpsei and pools magnate, Chief Adebutu Kessington.
The casket of Ambassador Olusola was brought into Iperu-Remo at about 8.16 a.m and taken to his residence at TV House station area, Iperu-Remo, where it laid-in-state from 9-10 a.m.
Thereafter, the corpse was moved to Wesley Methodist Cathedral Church, where Rt. Rev. J.O. Gboyega, the Bishop of Methodist Church, Remo Central Diocese conducted the service.
After the church service, the corpse was interred at his residence, TV House, station, area, Iperu-remo while a reception was held for the guests later in the day.
Ambassador Olusola, 77, died in Lagos on 22 June, 2012 after a brief illness. For many decades, he was a broadcaster and became famous when he created the television soap opera, The Village Headmaster, which ran on Nigerian Television Authority, NTA for several years.
He is survived by his wife, Chief Mrs. Fehintola Olusola, children and grand children.