PFN President, Wale Oke, Loses Mother

Mrs Elizabeth Areola Oke, the mother of the National President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Francis Wale Oke, has passed away.

Mrs. Oke who died in the early hours of Thursday, was aged 97.
The PFN President announced the demise of his mother in a statement to journalists on Thursday.

“On behalf of my siblings and I, with full gratitude to God, we solemnly announce the heavenly departure of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mama Elizabeth Areola Oke, who was gracefully called home at the age of 97.

“Mama’s life was a beacon of light and a testament to the impact one individual can have on the world. Her diligence, unwavering commitment to excellence, and strict adherence to her principles and values touched lives far and near.

“Mama’s industrious spirit shone brightly as she successfully managed her palm oil business well into her 80s at the Erunmu market, earning her the esteemed title of Iya Loja.

“As we reflect on her remarkable journey, we are immensely thankful to God for blessing us with such a pioneering spirit. We rejoice in the knowledge that Mama is now at peace in the eternal embrace of our Lord Jesus Christ”, he said.

The family has announced that further details regarding the funeral arrangements will be provided in due course.

Meanwhile, condolences have continued to pour in from people from all walks of life.

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