A renowned health worker Ebunoluwa Balogun is dead. She died at the age of 81 in Houston, Texas, USA. A statement on behalf of the family was made by Oluyinka Olutoye.
According to Olutoye, Ebunoluwa Balogun ensured that people enjoyed fair treatment in all ramifications of life. Moreso, she was unwavering in her commitment to positively influence lives in both her community and across the nation.
Mrs Balogun was a social worker who dedicated her life to defending the marginalised and supporting anti-racism causes.
She had her formative education in Nigeria. Thereafter, she moved to Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia, USA to obtain her undergraduate degree.
Her passion for social justice spurred her enrolment at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin, to earn her post-graduate degree in Social Work. The depth of her dedication to humanity is keenly felt in the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. Likewise, in other schools across Nigeria where she impacted lives.
During her lifetime, Mrs Balogun was as committed to humanity as she was to her religious beliefs. In addition, she was a devout member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Ile-Ife. She was an active member of the church for over 45 years and was involved in active support for missionaries while being exemplary in radiating hospitality.
According to the statement, Balogun is survived by her husband, two daughters, and grand children. Her husband, Mr Ekundayo Balogun is a former director of the African Space Science Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University.
Mrs Balogun died on June 24, 2020. A funeral service for the renowned health worker will be held on Monday, June 29, at 6pm.