Elder Reuben Akanfe Olu Fagborun
To say goodbye and let go of our loved ones could be very hard, more often than not we fought tooth to nail to save them but when our limited mortality met with limitless immortality we tend to give up and resort to silent cry, wailing, whining and other emotional reliefs, more importantly, give glory to God and take solace in the memories we were once shared when they were very much alive. This is the case of the man we are paying dust to dust and last respect to today.
WHO WAS HE?
Reuben Akanfe Olu Fagborun was born into the family of Pa. Josiah and Elizabeth Fagborun 26th April, 1952 in Badofin’s Compound, Oke-Ola, Edunabon in Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State.
His humble background and the disadvantaged foundation were enough impetus for him to have lived a life without imprint like every one of his generation, but he chose to stand out based on the grace, his burning passion and go-getting spirit would not allow him despite being a son of a stark farmer.
Reuben Fagborun having recognized the potentials deposited in him by God began his early education at C.A.C Primary School between 1957 to 1962, shortly after; he continued his academic journey to Origbo Anglican Secondary School in 1967 to 1971 where he obtained his West African School Certificate.
His stellar performance in Secondary School Certificate paved way for him to the University of Ife I.A.R & T. School of Agriculture in Akure and Moor Plantation in Ibadan between 1974 to 1979 where he equally bagged National Diploma and Higher National Diploma respectively. He also bagged Post Graduate diploma in Education from Universsity of Ibadan in 1992. As an ambitious scholar whom he was, that would not settle for less than maximum, he had to his credit couple of Publications which part won the heart of international Journals.
Being a certified teacher of all teachers, counselor and educationist per Excellency, late Reuben had worked in various schools and served at different capacities with optimal results among St. Luke’s College, Ibadan, Methodist Grammar school, Elekuro, Ibadan, Ayedaade Grammar school, Ikire, Origbo Anglican Grammar school, community high school, L.A Grammar school, Ipetumodu, Oyere Aborisade, Asipa community grammar school, Asipa, this was what had given him an edge far above his equals and raised him from grass to grace that is, from classroom teacher to the office of the Principal.
As a lover of God, and in demonstrating this, Late Akanfe Fagborun pursued and had Diploma in Theology which gave him an impulsion to know more of the heartbeat of God and the true essence of his existence in life. Little wonder that the dream came true when he was anointed as a Elder in Christ Apostolic Church, Oke-Iyanu District Headquarters, Ipetumodu, Osun State.
Late Reuben Fagborun was a very loving Husband, Father, Friend, kind and accommodating to all. He was a man of honesty and enduring spirit as a virtue. Until the HEAVEN closed the case file of his Christian race on earth he was a good farmer who survived by wife, children and grandchildren.
It is our belief that you are not dead but resting on the bosom of Almighty God and we shall continue to live by your good legacy till we meet but to part no more.