`Abe Igi’ the popular drinking spot at the National Theatre in Lagos, on Wednesday, closed shop to mourn the demise of Dr Stella Oyedepo, the General Manager of the complex.
A visit to the spot revealed that none of its operators was attending to potential customers as it used to be the tradition.
The kiosks forming the drinking joint were quiet, devoid of its hustling and bustling.
A cleaner, who refused to give her name, was sobbing because of the unfortunate incident.
She described the late Oyedepo as a good woman.
“She used to treat everyone as equal, not minding where you are from. She renovated several offices and infrastructure within the theatre. She was fast at doing them as if she knew she would soon die,” she said.
“May she rest in peace, and God protect her family,” she said.
Also, Mr Augustine Agada, the Chairman of RATTAWU at National Theatre, said that everyone was sad at the untimely death of Oyedepo.
Dr Stella Oyedepo, a playwright, was born in 1954.
The deceased GM who assumed duty in April last year died on Easter Monday, April 22, 2019 in an auto crash along the Shagamu-Benin Express way.
Oyedepo wrote over 300 plays during the course of her career; and 30 out of them had been published.