The burial ceremonies of many distinguished Nigerians who
had lived worthy lives prior to exiting the scene would be incomplete without
the input of MIC Pall Bearers, the nation’s foremost casket cum burial services
company. In fact, the Managing Director of MIC, Mr. Olatunji Adedeji Okusanya,
better known as Tunji Okusanya, was always at the fore-front, ensuring that the
ceremonies went hitch-free, giving his clients full value for their money.
It was in the process of carrying out his usual grade-A service during the
burial of former Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Agagu that the boisterous
Tunji Okusanya met his untimely death after the jet conveying the remains
crashed in Lagos shortly after departure. It was quite unbelievable when the
news hit town but the truth was, MIC ‘s top man had, like all men are destined
to do, concluded his earthly sojourn.
Tunji Okusanya was an angel in every sense of the word. A kind word, a simple
gesture as minute as the gentle cushioned effect of a loving and re-assuring
palm nestled high above a gloomy heart, a rejuvenating smile and a look from an
eye carved from within the embers of hope-he was always there to offer
consolation to the bereaved.
Taking into cognizance the nature of his death, his funeral rites were devoid
of fanfare associated with the burial ceremonies of such high profile
personalities. The guests were clad in black attires, showing respect and
honour for the departed, reflecting a deep sense of soberness, dignity and
decorum that the occasion warranted.
For the MIC family, it was a familiar trek: they would take the same route, but
this time, those steps were for the pivotal boss of the establishment. Two
white horses accompanied by Police escorts trailed the procession from MIC’s
office in Igbosere Road through the inner streets of Lagos Island to St. John’s
Anglican Church, Aroloya. Central Lagos stood still that day.