Ex-Cadbury Nigeria topshot, Gbenga X-Adebija is bereaved..his mum MRS JULIANA ADEBIJA passed on to greater glory yesterday.She was aged 65..
The late virtous woman was born Feb 8 1943 in Okene. After her education, she married Peter Adebija and together raised their five children including the Managing Director & Chief Executive of Ashton & Layton, Gbenga X-Adebija.She was a successful business woman in ilorin as well as devoted wife and loving mother. A devout Roman Catholic, she was an active member of the Catholic Women Organisation(CWO), St Theresa's Society and Board of Church Wardens. One of her children, Fr Nicholas Adebija is a Roman Catholic priest.She died in Lagos on 9th August 2008, a day after what would have been her 49th wedding anniversary. Interestingly, her husband, Peter Adebija, died as a Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Kwara State Civil Service on 28th August 1988..MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE
Gbenga was the PR Executive of Cadbury Nig. Plc until early last year when he 'stepped aside' voluntarily after 15 years of meritorious service to set up his own multi media firm known as ASHTON & LAYTON.Apart from being a columnist with THISDAY ON SUNDAY, he is also the author of the book THE MAGNIFICAT, which is also available on his website www.gbengaadebija.com
An Alumus of the UNIVERSITY OF LONDON and LAGOS BUSINESS SCHOOL,Gbenga is currently the SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT in Abuja,Nigeria.