Memorial Page for Mrs Sekyen Niyang Ajao

Born to Reverend Dr Steven and Ruth Niyang on January 2, 1978 in Jos, Sekyen Lois was an exceptional child from infancy. As she grew, she took care of her siblings, friends and all around her.

Sekyen attended HillCrest and Plateau Private Schools in Jos, Girls' High School, Gindiri, obtained a B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Jos and a PgD in Monitoring and Evaluation Methods from University of Stellenbosch. And she could make delicious burgers!

Although responsibility increased when Dad died aboard Kenya Airways Flight 431 in January 2000, Big Sister Sekyen could be looked up to once she recovered from the initial shock. She worked at Fantsuam Foundation and then as an Academy Administrator at the University of Jos Cisco Network Academy in 2005 before moving to the Nigeria ICT Forum of Partnership Institutions in 2006 as pioneer staff helping the Nigerian University community establish the Nigerian Network Operators Group (ngNOG) and other ICT capacity-building initiatives. From 2009 to 2010, she worked in Investment Banking at BGL Securities, Abuja.

In October 2006, she met 'Dewole Ajao who was then an instructor at the ngNOG Workshops. They became best friends, did the cat-and-mouse love chase for a while and eventually got married in 2009. Their union has resulted in a loving extended family and two delightful blessings named Oluwanifemi (6) and IbukunOluwa (3). Nifemi, despite her age, is a replica of her mother in caring and thoughtfulness and Ibukun is a delightful bundle of energy that is growing in like manner.

After leaving BGL, Sekyen joined Solina Group in 2011 as part of the pioneer team driving the Federal Government's highly successful YouWiN Business Plan Competition. In 2016, she moved from YouWiN to the Growth and Employment (GEM) Project at the Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment.

Earlier on in the same year, she began a Masters in Business Administration at the prestigious University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town where she had applied for admission before being diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2015. Despite going through surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy over several months, she did not let that hold her down as she combined taking care of her family with work, study and travelling every couple of weeks. At school, her intelligence, maturity and empathy earned her the position of class representative within a few days of arrival. Her classmates point out that she was respected by everyone.

Working in the Central Parish Children's Department on Sundays, she sacrificed the comfort of worshipping in the main auditorium to take care of the many little children. To many, regardless of age or stature, Sekyen was a mother, sister, mentor, friend, confidant and inspiration in many ways. Anyone who spent a few minutes with Sekyen would know that God put her on earth to be a blessing to everyone without exception. She would genuinely look out for the welfare of people around her and probe gently beyond what was on the surface even when she had her own burdens to bear.

She passed on in the early hours of Friday January 20, 2017 as a result of secondary cancer in the liver. We miss you, Sek, but we are happy because your life is proof that God does answer our daily family prayer in which we ask that He help us live our lives in a manner that gives glory to Him. You glorified God and that has made it easier for us to accept His choice. 

Our sister, wife, mother, daughter and friend, we selfishly wish you could have been here with us longer but we realize now that you were an Angel on assignment and your next duty tour is in the Heavens. God helping us to live right, we will be reunited on that joyous day that God promises His saints. May The Grace of God be with us till then in Jesus' Name. Amen.

Mrs Sekyen Niyang Ajao

Age: 39

Date Of Birth: January 2, 1978

Place Of Birth: Jos

Date Of Passing: January 20, 2017

Place Of Passing: Abuja

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one Mrs Sekyen Niyang Ajao, born on January 2, 1978 and passed away on January 20, 2017. We will remember her forever.




A service of songs will be held in her honour at 

RCCG Central Parish (behind Glo Head Office), Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja 

from 3.00pm to 5.00pm prompt. Please be seated by 2.45pm. 

Church GPS coordinates:



A short service will hold before interment at Gudu Cemetary, Apo, Abuja. 

Motorcade will proceed past Apo Legislative Quarters Gate around 11.00am. 

Rendezvous between Apo Apartments and Forte Oil Filling Station Intersection. 

Entry gate to Christian section of the Cemetary is on Aderemi Adesoji Street (Off Ahmadu Bello Way). 

Cemetary GPS coordinates:

ngNOG/Forum Community RSVP:



Tribute posted by Seun Ojedeji ( Colleague ) on February 9, 2017

The last time I saw you was in 2012 during IDLELO5. I cannot help but thank God that you lived a life of service to humanity. I pray God continue to grant grace to your family and may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Regards

Tribute posted by Don ( Friend ) on January 30, 2017

Birth and death are but two points in time and space. Within these two points, Sekyen you lived a life of faith, truth, strength, hope, honor and love... As we contemplate your early departure, with unanswerable questions in our hearts; we are comforted in the knowledge that the quality of your life transcends time and space - you have conquered death. As you will continue to live in all the lives you’d touched, mine inclusive - we are forever changed by sharing life with you.

Tribute posted by kolawole Blinks ( Friend ) on January 29, 2017

A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven rest in peace.....

Tribute posted by Ronke ( School Mate ) on January 28, 2017

It is a comfort knowing that you are loved by God and precious to Him. I remember a lovely person whose life was an example. I pray Gods peace and comfort to all those left behind.

Tribute posted by Yahaya Baikie ( Friend ) on January 28, 2017

May God grant her rest eternal and comfort you and family in Jesus name Amen

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