The 25th Egba Day of Prayer took place at the Ake Amphitheater on Sunday, 9th of January, 2022.
13 Christian Denominations were represented and participated at the Carnival like Prayers, which lasted three hours of variety events.
These included Renditions by Twin Sisters Singers, St John Voices, Bunmi Ayelagbe Special Ewi (Egba Poetry).
There were special prayer sessions dedicated to Egba Community leadership, Ogun State and Nigeria as a whole.
Declaring the Annual Prayer Session opened, the Bishop of Egba Diocece of the Anglican Communion, Right Reverend Oludaisi Adekunle, called on all Egba Christians to sustain the special grace, the Lord had bestowed on Egbaland by giving them the opportunity to receive Christianity and western civilisation.
Right Reverend Oludaisi Adekunle reiterated that the leadership and promotion of Christianity and Christian values, were the main job of all Egba men and women, who were all beneficiaries Egba’s pride of place in socio-economic headstart in Nigeria.
A Special Bible passage was read by the spouse of Bishop Oludaisi Adekunle for peace, progress and prosperity of Egbaland, Ogun State and Nigeria as a whole.
In his sermon, Reverend Oyewale Oyeniyi, exhorted that the enemies of Egbaland shall not die, but shall live to witness more prosperity peace and progress of the Egba Nation.
The Reverend also fervently prayed that all goodies the Lord would start from Egbaland and spread to other parts of Nigeria.
Also, Elder Apostle J. A. Adeaga led the full exhortation of Prayer for Egbaland.
Elder Apostle Adeaga, who fully involved His Majesty, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, His Chiefs, Balogun Egba Christians, J. B. Oke and the entire congregation in a collective and electrifying prayer, said, he strongly believed that God had answered the prayers as he did in previous years.
Reverend Adeaga also prayed that, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, who started the reconstruction of the Ake Palace Foregrounds with a view to making it an Amphitheater, would complete the project for commissioning by this next Egba Day of Prayer in 2022.
In his remarks, the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, urged the Egba Christians to sustain their prayers not only for Egbaland, but also for the entire Nigerian Nation.
Alake therefore appealed to all religious groups, no matter their denominations, to be united in working and praying for Egbaland Ogun State and Nigeria.
The 13 Egba Christian Denominations that took part in 2022 Egba Day of Prayers were, Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, African, Blessed New Jerusalem, Sacred C & S, and the United Spiritual, Others were the Church of the Lord, the Christ Gospel Witness, the Celestial Church of Christ and the Christ Apostolic, Also present were the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria.
Alake’s entourage to the Annual Egba Prayer Session, included Seriki; Oluwatosin Fadare, Seriki Bobatolu; Chief Oguntade, Aare Akinrogun; Musbau Babarinsa, Odole Egba; Sowemimo Sonekan, Bobamuluro; Adebowale Sodipo, Seriki Ajigbeda; (Mrs) Sowemimo and Aare Baaroyin; Layi Labode.
Egba Christian Leaders present at the occasion, included, Balogun Egba Christians; (Dr) J. B. Oke, Asiwaju Rt Justice Bode Popoola, Chief (Mrs) Daisi Adekunle, Chief Oke, Baba Fila Akintunde, Ogboye Ayinla Oke, Ajigbeda; (Mrs) Sowemimo, Ogboye Obinrin; Olori Adenike Adebayo
The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, had reconfirmed that Egba and Ogun State in general, had been relatively more secured than most of its counterparts in the country.
In his speech at the Egba Day of Prayer at the Ake Mini Stadium, Oba Gbadebo said that, it was because of the fervent prayers in Egbaland, as well as the hardwork of the Ogun Governor and his executive, that had resulted in the better security architecture of the State.