The remains of the former Governor of Old Ondo State, Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua have been committed to his mother’s earth with a call Nigerians, especially the leaders to use every season of their lives to serve humanity.
This formed part of the submissions of clerics and Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi at the final ceremony for late Ishola Bamidele Olumilua in his country home, Ikere Ekiti.
Our correspondent Oriola Afolabi, who was there, reports that the burial ceremony was attended by people from all walks of life, including two former governors of Ekiti, Chief Segun Oni and Chief Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko as well as representative of the Vice President, Senator Babafemi Ojudu.
In a sermon titled “Trinity of life” the Assistant Evangelist at the Gospel Faith Mission International, Reverend Oludare Falade, charged the people to always serve with the fear of God and desist from actions that could rob them of eternal rest.
Reverend Falade, who described life as an opportunity, said no man on earth would not experience death, hence the need for leaders to be ready to give their account of stewardship on the last day.
He noted that everyone irrespective of status would be judged according to whatever that might have been written about themselves while on earth.
Also, Bishop Felix Adejumo of the Agape Church, who lamented that the values of the nation had gone to the drain, said many people no longer cared about God, but their pockets.
Bishop Adejumo prayed God to transform Nigeria and save the country from the current woe.
In a remark, Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi said that the dignitaries on the occasion speak volumes of the legacy and impactful life lived by Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua.
Governor Fayemi maintained that the late Olumilua served meritoriously in the Old Ondo State and contributed meaningfully to the growth of Nigeria.
He called on leaders and members of the society to emulate the selfless service of Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua.
In their brief remarks, one of the sons of the deceased, who is also the commissioner for information, Mr Muyiwa Olumilua and the first daughter, Mrs Yetunde Banjo, expressed appreciation to those who made the burial of their father a befitting one.
They also described their father as a tolerant and hardworking, who always respected people’s opinions.