The Lisabi Festival was rounded off today with a Thanksgiving Service at the Cathedral of St Peter, Ake, Abeokuta.
The Preacher, Bishop Nathaniel Ogundipe, Diocesan Bishop of Ifo,
likened Lisabi libration format to that of Moses in the case of the Children of Israel.
He pointed out that Nigeria urgently needed a Lisabi to free Nigeria from want and suffering; from Boko Haram and the Rampaging Fulani Herdsmen; from political and economic oppression of some leadership.
He described Lisabi as not discriminatory but for the peace, growth and well being of Egbaland.
Bishop Ogundipe argued that should jointly celebrate Lisabi as a unifying force.
He enjoined Egba Traditional Rulers to note that Lisabi was a best example of unity and cohesion in Egbaland and not divisive tendencies.
He called on Egba indigenes to come develop the area into an economic hub of the Nigeria.
The offiating Ministers included Bishop Emmanuel Adekunle of the Egba Diocese, Provost Reverend Isaac Adeniji.
The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland Oba Adedotun Gbadebo was accompanied to the Service by the Olori Dr Tokunbo.
Traditional Rulers included Olu Irori Fatai Akamo Olu Owode- Sowemimo, Olu OkeOdo- Muftau Akindele, Onijale Papa,
Among Egba Chiefs were Oluwo Adeyemi Adeboye, Aaro Yinka Kufile, Baagbimo Alani Akinwale, Oluwo Itoku, and Aare Baaroyin Layi Labode. Prominent women Chiefs included Otun Seriki Gbegba Aje Egba, Bola Ayorinde, Otun Iyalode Ibarapa/Chairperson Women Affairs-Abiade.
Egba from the diaspora included the Balogun of Manchester, Adeniji and Iyalode Manchester Chief Mrs Ishola.

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