Dr. Eniola Olairan Ajayi, Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, has said that losing her daughter was the lowest point in her life.
Oluwadolapo Oluwadamilola Ajayi, her 27-year-old daughter, died on April 20, 2018, at Iyin-Ekiti, Ekiti State, while attending the burial rites of her 98-year-old grandfather.
She had flown in from the US for the funeral and was claimed to have suffered a headache during the service.
She was sent to a private hospital and died of a ruptured brain aneurysm.
In an interview with Punch, the envoy stated her beloved daughter’s death was the lowest point of her life.
Read what she said below;
“My lowest moment was losing my first daughter. My highest moments were those times when people believing God for a child got pregnant after many years of waiting. The more personal one is seeing the grandchildren of my father— a retired school teacher— graduate from different Ivy League universities around the world,”
On how she has been coping with the loss, Ambassador Ajayi explained,
“I listen a lot to worship songs. It has not been easy at all. I just focus on my service to God, my other children, work and service to humanity. I am just coming to terms with the fact that she is not coming back.
“She led such a beautiful and impactful life that it is simply impossible to forget her. There is no day since April 20, 2018, that I don’t remember her. I take consolation in the fact that I will see her again but in the meantime, I will not whisper her name– Oluwadolapo Ajayi.”