Journalist, Seun Adetola mourns late Mother, as Ondo First NAWOJ Chairperson passes away



One of the prides of the Nursing profession in Nigeria, Chief (Mrs) Rachael Ereola Adu has joined the saints.

The late Mrs Ereola Adu began academic life at old Emmanuel Anglican Primary School, Bishop’s Court, Ado-Ekiti about Eighty years ago alongside other pupils who later became notable Nigerians including Aare Afe Babalola who shared same seat with her and Dr. Christopher Kolade, former Nigeria High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and former Chairman Cadbury Plc.

Mama was the only girl in her class being a period when girls were not sent to school as a result of the sentiments attached to it by then.

‘Eye Nurse’ worked as a teacher in many primary schools across old Ondo State before joining the Nursing Profession through the famous Maria Assumpta Hospital, Ado-Ekiti where she was privileged to be trained by expatriates.

Mama Nurse as she was popularly known worked in medical outfits in rural and urban areas of the old Ondo State and later retired as Hospital Matron at State Specialist Hospital, Ado-Ekiti in June, 1993.

Mama Nurse worked with many notable professionals in the cause of carrying out her duties. They include immediate past Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, The Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom, Oba (Dr) Victor Kiladejo and the former Chief of Staff to former Governor Mimiko, Dr. Kola Ademujimi.

The Late Mrs Ereola Adu was a commited community and religious leader whose foot prints would continue to be a reference point in the society.

Mama was born to the families of Pa and Mrs Emmanuel Faleye of Baradagba Family of Ado-Ekiti 89 years ago.

She is survived by Children, GrandChildren and Great-Grand Children among who is an Akure -based media practitioner, Seun Adetola.


The first Chairperson of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, Ondo State chapter, Mrs. Lara Olagboyegun, has been announced dead.

The former staff of the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Akure died at 58years old after a brief illness.

Information says Late Fagboyegun who served as Chief Press Secretary to Mrs. Tutu Adefarati, hails from Akure the state capital.

According to the source of the information: ” She was the first State chairperson in 1989 while Bredan Akpan was the first National President of NAWOJ. They forth for NAWOJ to come to life.

“She was to be 59years old come November this year, retired as a broadcaster with the NTA Akure and was the Chief Press Secretary to wives of former Ondo state governors, Fasanya, Onyearubulem and Adefarati. She died after a brief illness.”

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