Dr. Adeniyi Olusegun Ojutiku
November 19, 1952 – January 9, 2021
The family of the late Dr. Adeniyi Olusegun Ojutiku of Raleigh NC who died on January 9, 2021, would like to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised with them on his translation to Glory. We offer our heartfelt thanks to the many friends, neighbours and well-wishers who visited our home, participated in the Celebration of Life, the Funeral and who provided emotional and practical support for us at this difficult time. For those who called, travelled long distances, sent floral tributes, cards and messages of condolences, as well as those who made charitable donations, we are truly grateful.
A special word of thanks to Pastors and churches in Raleigh/Durham, NC, Faith Based Churches in New Jersey, USA, that supported in numerous ways to bring comfort, Adeniyi‘s secondary school and university colleagues and friends that shared their memories of time with Adeniyi. Thanks also to local groups in the USA and Nigeria and International Organizations that supported him in numerous ways. We also thank the Funeral Directors for their sensitive and professional handling of arrangements. To those who helped in any way, your contribution made our loss more bearable. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude. May the Lord bless you all.
Tribute to Dr. Niyi Ojutiku
My family got to know Niyi's family in the early 80's when we were neighbors in Nigeria. This close friendship continued on and blossomed when both families later on relocated to the U.S. I know him to be a very caring husband, father and friend whose legacy of love and empathy to everyone would live on long after him. He has an extraordinary sense of humor that is infectious and would come up with jokes that makes everyone around him laugh and laugh. He is indeed a man of the people and there is indeed never a dull moment around him. He is also a great friend that one can always count on to have one's back through rain or shine. He is just always there for you no matter the circumstances and would always go out of his way to render a helping hand to those in need. Receiving word of his demise was shocking and painful to hear about the loss of such a great man like Niyi. At the same time, one should not fail to celebrate his life that he dedicated to bring joy and happiness to those who are fortunate to know him and whose lives he has positively touched. Adieu to our great friend, Dr. Niyi Ojutiku and may God give your beloved wife, Teni, the kids and all the loved ones you left behind the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. God is in control and may his soul rest in perfect and everlasting peace. Amen. You will be greatly missed by all. Tony & Bonnie Boyo and Family Jacksonville, FL USA
Tribute to Dr. Adeniyi Ojutiku
Full Name: University of Ibadan Vet Class of ‘73 Relationship: Classmates
Dr. Adeniyi Ojutiku was an easy-going, ebullient gentleman who touched all our lives in different ways. He was an expert in mimicking people particularly our Lecturers which brought a lot of laughter and fun that lightened our otherwise hard and dry classes. He had a deep conviction in his life engagements whether it be religious, occupational or political. ‘Niyi was remarkably patriotic to his country and very dedicated to humanity. He had profound love for his family. We will miss him sorely and will always remember him with smiles, lots of which he gave us. May God grant him eternal rest and comfort the family he left behind. Please accept our most sincere condolences. We will miss him greatly. Dr. Ify Uraih- Class President
Dr. Adeniyi O Ojutiku was born on November 19, 1952 and passed away on January 9, 2021 and is under the care of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park.
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Dr. Adeniyi Olusegun Ojutiku
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February 27, 2021
Dr Ojutiku was my big brother in Christ as we met at Providence Baptist Church. His genuine love for kids attracted my five children who quickly connected with him. His passion for Christ, his inspirational motivation for creativity, his love for better change in people's live specially in Africa, his generosity and hospitality will remain engraved in our hearts.
May God bless sister Elizabeth and his children.
We love you and sorry we missed the memorial service since we had no information on the passing of the one we so dearly loved.
Miki & Jolie Kidibu
February 4, 2021
May God grant the soul of our late brother Dr.Adeniyi Ojutiku eternal rest .May He also grant all family members,friends &associates the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
February 2, 2021
I am still at a loss for words for the passage of Adeniyi Ojutiku...God's Abiding Grace On his loved ones left behind
February 1, 2021
We the family of oki, akibu oki olanrewaju, Rasaki oluwasegun oki and the rest members of oki's family wish you well and we will never experienced any untimely death
Gerald Oluchi Ibe
January 19, 2021
I just got the sad news today from Ambassador Ajulu-Okeke whom I introduced to my dear Snr. friend, Ojutiku.
I met Ojutiku online of all places, exactly in a WhatsApp forum called Restructure Nigeria led by Dr. Yinka Odumakin about four years ago. Even though a younger person and of the Igbo stock, our Spirits immediately aligned and off the forum we got talking almost each day sharing ideas on our Struggle for a Restructured Nigeria.
Being impatient with the pace and being seen as having 'extremist' ideas, I left the group and moved on but kept in almost daily touch with Dr. Ojutiku who understood my righteous indignations and was very patient with me and proved a deft guide.
He encouraged me to stay in the US for safety reasons. What ideas did we not discuss on what to do about Nigeria? I linked him with the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and we planned a lot for the Biafran Struggle. I relinked him with his former roommate in university of Ibadan, Dr. Nnia Nwodo when he emerged as Ohanaeze Ndiigbo President General and we had so much trust that he will lead us to places.... He got me involved in many of his agitations and behind the scenes critical activities and conferences including the important conferences that eventually culminated to the declaration of sanctions on Nigeria for religious persecutions by the US government.
In all these he loved humanity and hated suffering by anyone of any kind. Injustice was anatema to him. His christianity was practical and he led from the front. From breakfast prayer meetings at the Whitehouse to rural villages across Northern Nigeria, his Christian impact was felt, bringing succor.
We have lost a leading light in our Struggle. I have lost a leader, mentor and father figure. But then, he is now free, my friend is finally free from all these mess, the mess of a nation called Nigeria. We who remain are the worse off.
Adieu dear brother, father and friend and comrade.
Gerald Oluchi Ibe