Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has felicitated Asiwaju Obirin Onigbagbo of Ogun State, Ambassador Olatokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu, on her investiture as the Grand Patroness of Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Southwest Zone.
Governor Abiodun, who was at the annual thanksgiving service in honour of the Ambassador, held at Awolowo Compound, Ikenne-Remo area of the State, called on the celebrant to always be expressive of God’s unending love and benevolence through regular thanksgiving , praises and exaltation for God’s innumerable deeds on her life.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, the Governor congratulated Ambassador Awolowo-Dosunmu and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for the annual thanksgiving service, particularly on her investiture, adding that every genuine Christian should be appreciative of God for his faithfulness and tender mercy.
“The need for regular thanksgiving, exaltation and praises to God cannot be over-emphasised considering the innumerable blessings attached to it. The Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration has been enjoying God’s goodness, benevolence and mercy, as well as grace before and after the general election when all hope seems dashed.
“To my sister, it is good to honour God through singing of praises, dancing and testifying at every giving opportunity in life. I congratulate the celebrant and particularly CAN, for keeping faith with this annual event and I charge you all not to rest on your oars in regularly doing so”, he said.
In his sermon at the event titled, ‘What Shall I Render unto the Lord for All His Benefits unto Me?’, President of the Baptist Conference in Ogun State, Rev. (Dr.) Solomon Oyeniyi, charged mortals to always inculcate the attitude of continually showing gratitude to God, while recognising His faithfulness and manifold blessings.
In their separate remarks, former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, appreciated God for the life of the celebrant, praying for longevity in sound mind and good health for her steer the Christian body to greater heights.
In her remark, the celebrant, Ambassador Awolowo-Dosumu, appreciated the CAN for the yearly honour of organising the event, specially designed for Christian dignitaries and Paramount Rulers in the State to exalt God for the gift, grace and privileges of life.
She pointed out that the gathering was also an avenue to evangelise the Gospel and profess God’s blessing, saying she would not cease in appreciating God for everything in life.
Other dignitaries present at the event were former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, represented by his wife, Mrs. Bola Obasanjo, Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo; Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi; Ogun State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu; immediate past Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Olatokunbo Olopade (rtd), among others.