Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:53 pm
Saka Anifowoshe, a former member of TheNEWS/PMNEWS staff is dead. He daparted on Sunday 16 January 2017.
Wake keep will hold at 5 pm next Thursday, 26 January 2017 at Oju Irin, Oguntade Street, Iju Ishaga, Lagos State. Burial will take place at Ijebu Owo, Ondo State on Saturday, 28 January 2017.
Born on 16 January 1966 in Ijebu Owo, Ondo State to High Chief Ibrahim Anifowoshe, the Ajana of Ijebu Owo, he attended St Francis Primary School, and (according to his younger brother, Yekini), Imade College, Owo, Saka Anifowose obtained his Federal Minitry of Trade Test certificate in 1992 as a driver mechanic.
He joined Independent Communications Network Limited, publishers of TheNEWS/PMNEWS, in 1993 as a driver and, after 23 years, voluntarily resigned on 16 May 2016.
According to Rafiu Salau, the company’s Admin Manager, Anifowoshe was energetic, diligent and he was a goal getter. He added: “Whatever he wanted, he would go after and get it. He enjoyed long trips, distributing TheNEWS magazine to many parts of the country. He took great risks, travelling at night. He was also highly enterprising, which informed his decision to disengage from the company to run his own transport service.”
Popularly called “Okadigbo” by his colleagues on account of his big stature and boundless energy, Anifowoshe is survived by Mrs Toyin Njoku, Mercy Anifowoshe and Mrs Aanu Adeyemo.