Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the memories of his late wife, Stella, will remain with him forever.


Speaking at the 10th memorial service for the former first lady at the Chapel of Christ the Glorious King, within the premises of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Obasanjo said Stella meant so much to him.

“I won’t say much about her today because I have already written much about my late wife in the book, ‘My Watch’ and part of it says, she will be dearly missed by me, my family and the Abebe family,” he said.

John Abebe, Stella’s younger brother, who spoke on behalf of the Abebe family, said their sister and daughter would be missed.


Segun Oni, deputy national chairman of the  All Progressives Congress (APC) in the south, described late Stella as a woman who was raised in family known for integrity.

In a sermon titled: ‘Keep her memory alive’, Yussuf Obaje, the officiating pastor, described Stella as an epitome of womanhood.

He urged her family members to continue to keep her legacy alive.


Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state; Funso Kupolokun, former group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC); Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor of Osun state and Ben Murray Bruce, a serving senator, were among the dignitaries who attended the event.

Stella died at a hospital in Spain, on October 23, 2005, from complications of asthma after a cosmetic surgery.

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