By Olusola Agboola
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation. Psalms 91 verses 1 and 19.
This was the Scripture that has been the guiding light for a veteran journalist, Sir Oluwole Falodun, as he appreciated God for the gift of life as he turned 81.
Sir Falodun was born on November 22, 1942.
He enrolled as a steward at Saint Peter’s Church, Faji and was the pioneer Public Relations Officer of the Diocese of Lagos on appointment in 1985 by Bishop Abiodun Adetiloye later Archbishop and Primate, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion.
Sir Falodun who has been a steward for the past fifty-eight years is the initiator of LADGOS and was also the first LADGOS Publicity Secretary at inauguration in 1986.
He planned and coordinated the first ordination in Badagry, Advent 1986.
Sir Falodun introduced photography, drumming/dancing and clapping during worship services in the diocese which were a taboo then.
Bishop Akinpelu Johnson who was then a chorister at the cathedral is a living witness.
Sir Falodun was also a member of the Public Relations Consultant Association of Nigeria, PRICAN.
During his professional career, he was the Group Relation Manager of BAYAN, a German company.
He also worked with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, where he retired from in 1995.
Sir Falodun who has spent 81 years in the Land of the Living has been visually-impaired since 1995.