Indeed, only in death will a man know that there are limits to feats of riches, beyond which lie the realms of impotence.
For a dead man, everything is quite difficult enough as it is, and something as simple as being honourably interred six-feet in familiar earth or home soil, actually becomes the hardest task to perform in honour of the dead. This sad truth manifests brutishly in the afterlife of Chief Dehinde Fernandez. Despite his intimidating wealth and clout, the late billionaire was not buried in the cold comfort of familiar earth and that is because he did not have a house in Lagos while he was alive – even though he’s to be buried in Lagos.
The old Fernandez tower was sold years ago. And Fernandez had only one mansion in Kano State where he lived with his trophy wife, Halima.
However, he was buried on Friday, 18 September, 2015, at the Cimetiered’Ixelles, Chaussee de Boendael, 478, in Brussels, Belgium. Some of his family members were not happy about this, even as you read. To make up for this, the first year memorial of Chief AnthonioOladeinde Fernandez, Ambassador Plenipotentiary, was organised by his first child, Chief (Mrs) Olateju Phillips, the former Lagos Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, last Thursday, at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island. And they are also planning to host a grand reception party in Lagos, later this year.