Chairman of SIFAX Group Taiwo Afolabi has said his twin brother Kehinde Afolabi’s death is “devastating.”
The younger Afolabi died last Saturday in Lagos. He was the chief executive officer of Ken Dallas Hotel.
Taiwo said that although he and his brother had different personalities they complemented each other effortlessly.
“It’s quite unfortunate that Kehinde would depart so soon,” the SIFAX boss was quoted as saying.
“We celebrated our landmark 60th birthday just few months ago. It was an opportunity for both of us to appreciate God for how far He has taken us in the journey of life. Friends and associates came together on the occasion to also celebrate our modest achievements and contributions to the society. It however sounds unbelievable that Kehinde would leave just like that.
“Though we have different personalities – he, an extrovert and I, an introvert – we complimented each other seamlessly. He devoted his life to the service of his family – both nuclear and extended – friends, associates and humanity. His death is a devastating and great loss to me particularly and the Afolabi family in general.
“I will greatly miss his friendship, sense of devotion and dedication to beneficial social cause, which saw him serve on the board of the Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation (AAAF) through which various less privileged individuals across the country have found succour.”
Kehinde was last seen publicly when he and Taiwo hosted a thanksgiving service where they dedicated Samson Afolabi Church which they built in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State earlier this year as part of activities marking their 60th birthday.