One of the Trustees of the Millard Fuller Foundation, Apostle Hayford Alile has just passed on. Apostle Alile passed on, on the 1st of October, 2018 after a brief illness.

Appointed to the Board of the Millard Fuller Foundation as a Trustee in 2006, Apostle Alile contributed in no small measure at ensuring that the mission and vision of The Millard Fuller Foundation was sustained.

Visibly shocked by the announcement of the death of Apostle Alile, the CEO, Millard Fuller Foundation, Sam Odia described Apostle Alile as “a quintessential gentle man, committed Christian and a reliable father who devoted his lifetime to the service of God and humanity. Despite his failing health, he kept abreast of all that we did at Fuller and even continued to travel long distances for board meetings right up to the end. We are saddened that he has left when his invaluable words of wisdom are most needed.”

We pray that God will console those he has left behind, and help them to uphold the priceless ideals of dedication, integrity, service, kindness and generosity associated with the late Apostle and above all, grant everyone, including the Millard Fuller Foundation the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Born into the Alile family of Benin in 1938, Apostle Hayford Ikponmwosa Alile was a renowned Economist and the pioneer Director-General of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE; former Chairman & Director of several blue-chip companies including the Oceanic Bank International, Lever Brothers, the Nigerian Central Bank; Spiritual Leader of the Saint Joseph’s Chosen Church of God International, SJCCG; and until his demise, one of the founding Trustees of the Millard Fuller Foundation.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Patience Nohuoma Alile, 8 children, several grandchildren and siblings.