The Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Abeokuta, Most Rev. Peter Odetoyinbo has described the Olu of Siun, Oba Lawrence Odeyinka as a Monarch who was chosen by God and shows dedication in taking Siun to a greater height.
Most Rev. Odetoyinbo disclosed this during his sermon at the 70th birthday celebration service of Oba Lawrence Odeyinka at the St Peter and Paul’s Catholic Cathedral Church, Adatan Road, Itesi, Abeokuta, on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021.
He stated that Oba Odeyinka was a great man, adding that since his installation as Olu Siun, he had been performing wonderfully well.
He further said that the Siun Monarch had testified that he’s for God and God is his, adding that his installation as Olu Siun was God’s blessing to the kingdom.
Bishop Odetoyinbo described the Monarch as not only being a Catholic by religion, but also a Monarch directed by God to lead the people of Siun to a greater heights.
He implored the Monarch to remain dedicated to God in his administration and aims as the Olu of Siun Kingdom.
The Bishop also enjoined everyone at the Service to stand for God, adding that God is the only absolute solution that can give salvation.
He urged all Political Leaders to hold on to the God and make Him their only guidance.
Bishop Odetoyinbo further advised Political Leaders to have the fear of God in the discharge of their responsibility as a Political appointees.
Speaking further, he stated that Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary which was celebrated last week, made him ruminate on the Second Stanza of the Nigeria Anthem, “Direct our Nobles cause and direct our Leaders right,” which was what he used as a prayer point, for Nigeria, to be a settled nation.
He reiterated that roads were bad, doctors were on strike, but the money that could be used to combat these challenges were being spent on some selfish ambitions.
Bishop Odetoyinbo disclosed that injustice, inequality, killings and discrimination had ravaged the land, adding that, the only way to be vindicated is to keep on praying to God for divine intervention.
He said that the people of Siun and Ogun State believe in Oba Lawrence Odeyinka’s leadership, praying that the power to keep directing his subjects in the right path would be bestow on him.
The Bishop also prayed that God would grant all the Monarch’s petitions and demands.
He appreciated Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, other Monarchs present, and all Egba High Chiefs that attended event.
The Clerics in attendance were Rev. Fr. Paul Ijileke, Rev. Fr. Dominic Olagbaju, Rev. Fr. Vincent Agih, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Avro, Rev. Msgr. Benedict Okodua, Rev. Christopher Uchegba, Rev. Olaoye.
Oba Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo was present at the Occasion.
Egba high Chiefs present were, Balogun of Egbaland, Sikirullahi Atobatele; Osi of Egbaland, Chief Bode Mustapha; Baagbimo of Egbaland, Chief Akanni Akinwale; Akogun of Egbaland, Chief Abraham Soyoye; Lisa of Egbaland, Chief Ayinla Olaogun; Aare Egba, Chief Ganiu Babayeju, Bada Asoju Oba- Chief Wole Odekunle; Aare Bobagunwa, Chief Victor Adebayo, Aare Baaroyin of Egbaland; Chief Layi Labode and many others.