Dr. Abiodun Laja came, she saw, she conquered. Her incredible achievements and lifetime commitment to the development of the Nigerian child are without parallel and her philanthropy was noteworthy. She received numerous national and international awards for her work in education and was most recently honored by the Commonwealth University with a Doctor of Education Degree. Although she traveled extensively for her work, she remained fiercely proud of (and loyal to) her Nigerian identity and culture throughout her life. Until her passing to glory on 26th May 2019, she remained a firm believer in the Nigerian child, education, and humanity. Simply put, Dr. Laja believed her mission was to change lives and she deployed all her strength and substance in pursuit of this objective. She was a woman of great courage who inspired other women to do great things. She was survived by her children, Francis and Christian Idehen and her grandchildren, Tobias, Jeroham, Joshua and Eli Idehen.