Humanity has been enjoined to strive to satisfy God rather than man as such will determine where they spend their eternity

The Bishop of Ondo Anglican Diocese, Right Reverend Stephen Oni gave the admonition at the burial service of the former Minister of Information, Chief Alexander Akinyele which took place at All Saints Anglican Church, Ogbonkowo, Ondo kingdom.

Bishop Oni who spoke on the topic, “The Choice Is Yours: Translation or Condemnation”, described death as a passage to an appointment of no return hence man should please God and continually live a life of reflection.

The Bishop described late Akinyele as a man of influence who impacted lives and called on those in positions of authority to live a life that pleases God and better humanity.

The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, represented by the Director, Human Resource Management in the ministry, Mr. Sunday Ewa, said Chief Akinyele’s contributions to nation-building would remain indelible.

Also speaking at the service, a former governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko who described late Chief Akinyele as an illustrious son of Ondo kingdom said he would be greatly missed.

The children in separate interviews with Radio Nigeria said the demise of their father had left a vacuum that would be difficult to fill.

Dignitaries at the burial service included Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the Osemawe of Ondo kingdom, Oba Dr. Victor Kiladejo represented by his wife, Ondo high chiefs, the Director General, Radio Nigeria, Dr. Mansur Liman represented by Zonal Director Radio Nigeria, Ibadan, Alhaji Mohammed Bello, and other top government functionaries.

Oye Agunbiade


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