The remains of the Foundation President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Chief Geoffrey Osatohanmwen Aiwerioba, FNSE, OON was laid to rest in his residence at 39, Ihama Road, GRA, Benin City on Friday, 8th August, 2014 after the funeral service at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Sokponba Road, Benin City.
A large number of Engineers turned out in Benin during the period to pay their last respect to the late sage and father of engineering. The delegation from the National Headquarters, which included the Deputy President, Engr. Otis O. Anyaeji, FNSE and the three Vice Presidents – Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu, FNSE (Membership Services), Engr. Mrs. Margaret Oguntala, FNSE (Corporate Resources & Media) and Engr. Babagana Mohammed, FNSE (Professional Development), was led by the President, Engr. Ademola Isaac Olorunfemi, FNSE. The President’s entourage was further bolstered when Chairmen, EXCO members and other senior Engineers from Benin, Warri, Ekpoma and Asaba Branches of the Society met with the delegation from Abuja at the airport upon arrival.
And then came the time for tributes. The NSE President opened the door for a flow of tributes from the family and friends that late Aiwerioba left behind. Engr. Olorunfemi, in his tribute, described him as a great man whose exceptional life, in every aspect “exuded characteristics that lend credence to how greatness should be defined…”.
The late Engr. Chief Geoffrey Osatohanmwen Aiwerioba, FNSE, OON, died at the age of 98 years.
May his kind soul rest in peace, Amen.