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Bamidele Olomilua served humanity well – Gov. Akeredolu

By Olorunferanmi Odofin

Bishop at the Chapel Chapel of Praise, Apatapiti Layout, Akure, Sam Adejuyigbe has advised Christians against allowing the material pursuits of the world to make them lose focus on heaven.

Bishop Adejuyigbe gave the advice during the commendation service in memory of the former Governor of Old Ondo State, late Evangelist Bamidele Ishola Olomilua in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

In a sermon entitled, “Only one life”, Bishop Adejuyigbe described material wealth, status and positions on earth as transient hence the need for Christians to always prepare for the judgment day.

Taking his text from First John, Chapter two, verse fifteen, Bishop Adejuyigbe encouraged Nigerian leaders to live purposefully, worthily and accurately noting that late Olumilua as a governor, spanned both sides of the divide, political and secular but he served humanity well.

In a remark, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu described the late governor as a development-oriented leader who served Ondo State meritoriously despite his short tenure occasioned by the military coup of late General Sanni Abacha-led administration.

The eldest son of the late governor, Mr Olumide Olumilua who appreciated Ondo State government for the commendation service described his late father as a disciplined, transparent and God-fearing Christian while alive.

Aged eighty, Late Evangelist Bamidele Ishola Olumilua who democratically governed old Ondo State between 1992 and 1993 and was former Chancellor, Ekiti State University is survived by three wives, children and great-grandchildren.

Olorunferanmi Odofin

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