Osinbajo likens Olanipekun to biblical David
… As Eminent Lawyer Donates Cathedral To Anglican Communion
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said that the greatest legal brief of renowned lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun, was building a church for God.
Osinbajo made the remarks yesterday during the dedication of St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Ikere Ekiti, which was built by Olanipekun.
The Vice President who likened Olanipekun to the biblical David who built a house for the Ark of God, said his decision to build the church has not only endeared him to man but also to his Creator.
He commended Olanipekun for dedicating his life to God through the donation of the magnificent edifice.
Governors at the event included Kayode Fayemi, Rotimi Akeredolu, Godwin Obaseki, Gboyega Oyekola, Seyi Makinde and the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Speaking at the event, former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, appealed to Nigerian leaders to always exhibit decorum and humility while presiding over the affairs of the people.
Olanipekun in his remarks advised well-meaning Ekiti indigenes to come home and contribute to the development of the state, saying Governor Fayemi alone could not fix all the problems.
Fayemi, who spoke on behalf of the governors, described the donor as an epitome of humility, decency, compassion, hard work and competence who has done Ekiti proud in his chosen career and conduct.
In his sermon, Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, urged the rich to use their wealth to serve God and humanity, describing the facility as the best and most rewarding legacy.
Other dignitaries present at the event included former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi; former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola; former deputy governors of Ekiti State, Modupe Adelabu and Kolapo Olusola Eleka; Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare; senator representing Anambra South, Ifeanyi Ubah; senator representing Ekiti South, Biodun Olujimi; former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Odein Ajumogobia (SAN); Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti; Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi; traditional rulers and eminent lawyers, among others.
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