Members of Eko Club have held special prayers for the repose of the soul of their late members who died since inception of the prestigious socialite club.
The prayers which were held at the main hall of the club, Surulere, Lagos recently were conducted both in Islamic and christian ways and attended by widows of deceased members, other family members and friends. While Alhaji AlMaroof Hassan conducted the Islamic prayer, Rt Rev. Michael Samuel conducted the Christian prayers with both admonishing members on the need to be weary of the last day emphasising that every soul shall taste death.
From late Chief Rasheed Williams to late Arc Wakeel Aderibigbe Adebiyi who were presidents as well as other like late Alhaji Abubakar Ashaju, Alhaji Jelilili Sanni; Engr Mustapha Shekoni; Dr Abdurrafii Oyekan; Hon Dotun Animashaun among other late members.
The President of Eko Club, Hon Barrister Tajudeen Agoro said the members recognised their wonderful contributions to the Club and will continue to sustain and build on their legacies.
He urged members to also always do their best for further development of the club, adding that whatever anyone does, he will be remembered for it.
He also enjoined the sons of late members to enlist into the club to carry on the good works of their patriarchs just as he conferred and pronounced membership on some qualified deceased sons.
Speaking on request for female membership, Barrister Agoro said the constitution which just passed through amendment would have to go through another process before any female member will be admitted.
Highlights of the event were emotional laden tributes paid by widows of deceased members.