Gbenga Daniel holds 12th annual thanksgiving
Former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, last Sunday hosted the 12th Annual Thanksgiving and 5th Memorial Anniversary Service of Rev. Abraham Adebola Daniel at the Abraham’s Tabernacle, Sagamu. New Year thanksgiving service last Sunday in Sagamu, Ogun State, with several eminent Nigerians in attendance.
Pastor Femi Emmanuel, the Presiding Pastor of Livingspring Chapel International, during the service, called on the federal government to set aside a day for thanksgiving nationwide as a way of praising and glorifying God for His Mercies and divine intervention, despite numerous challenges facing the country.
In his sermon, which dwelt on the powers of praise, Emmanuel pointed out seven fundamentals of the wonders and exploits of giving praise always, saying we were all created by God to give thanks to Him and use praise as spiritual weapon of warfare that opens doors, provides healing and increment in our daily activities and national life.
He extolled the virtues of the former governor as a God-fearing Christian who has made it a duty to give thanks to God annually and even built a church in memory of his father as a way of exalting God.
He described Daniel as a man of great ideas who has an insatiable passion for the overall development of Ogun State and Nigeria in general.
In his remarks, the former governor, on behalf of his family, expressed appreciation to the men of God, church leaders, traditional rulers and other eminent personalities who graced the occasion for their love and support towards the success of the day.
He also used the occasion to thank God for the feat recorded by his physically challenged son, Adebola Irede, who became paraplegic at the age of five, but went to study Mechanical Engineering and recently emerged the best student in his class.