On Friday, November 17, 2017, Elder Cornelius Taiwo Padonu was laid to rest at Atan Cemetary in Sabo, Lagos.
The late Mr. Padonu was of the 1966 set and a member of Soremekun House. He was the 3rd BIFOBA (National) President who took over the mantle of leadership from the late Prince Olu Orefajo. He was admitted to the Prestigious BIFOBA Guild of Awardees in April 2017 at the National Homecoming Ball held in Lagos, Nigeria.
Mr. Padonu died at age 71. He is the first recipient of the celebrated BIFOBA Funeral Tradition ceremony, where his wife was presented BIFOBA flag and his Guild of Awardees medal.
BIFOBA Flag and Guild of Awardees Insignia presented to Mrs. Padonu by BIFOBA President, Barr. Kingsley Essien, while Mr. Feyisola Dinyo looked on
Past Presidents, Senior Old Boys at the Funeral Service.
Group Photograph of current and past Presidents of BIFOBA at the funeral service of late Mr. Cornelius Padonu