I shall never forget you Professor Rachel Bolaji Asagba. I still find it hard to believe that you are gone forever till the day of the parousia. Prof. Asagba was born in February 13 while I have my birthday a day earlier. On my 70th birthday on February 12, 2021, she was at our house to felicitate with me. Little did I know that that was her goodbye visit. My family had known her for about 45 years. In the late 70s, she worked with daddy at UCH on her arrival as a Dietitian from Austria. She later travelled abroad again and trained as a psychologist. In the period that we had known Prof. Asagba she was very loving, kind, considerate, amiable and affable. Never was an unkind word ever heard from her lips. She was ever smiling even under difficult circumstances.
She was never afraid to confront difficult situations. Despite her facing some challenges she always displayed great courage and dogged determination ... and she always triumphed in the end against all odds!
We all mourn our dear sister and friend who had been peaceful, loving, caring and very supportive.
She made her contribution to the development of Psychology in Nigeria. She left her unmistakably giant footprints on the sands of time.
She had impacted many students both at undergraduate and Postgraduate levels up to PhD.
She singlehandedly introduced us to Logotherapy and she is the Matriarch & Founder of Nigerian Logotherapy Society.
Mr Tunde Asagba weep no more for your mum Prof. Rachel Bolaji Asagba lives on in our heart
Ola, please weep no more, your mum led a true christian life.
Your mum was a committed and decent and dependable colleague.
My husband knew her at the dietetic department of university hospital as far back as 1977 where she creditably discharged her duties without any blemish.
I met her in 1997 when she joined the Department of Psychology as an Assistant Lecturer and rose to the pinnacle of academic level as Professor.
We cannot query God for taking her to join him in Heaven.
We pray that she rests in the bosom of the Lord where she would not suffer any pain any more.
She gave her very best to her lovely children in terms of good education and great spiritual morals.
May she rest in perfect peace.
We will continue to remember the kindness she was noted for.
Lovely sweet and calming voice.
Sister wa, sunre oooo till we meet at paradise ...