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The Archbishop, Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos and Diocesan Bishop of Remo, Most Rev. Dr. Olusina Fape has expressed concern over the myriads of insecurity challenges in the country, which include kidnapping for ransom, banditry, killings, saying that these call for urgent action by government.
The cleric who spoke on Thursday at the burial rites service of Prince Dapo Abiodun’s father, Dr. Emmanuel Abiodun held at St. James Anglican Church in Iperu-Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area of the state.
Fape in his sermon called on politicians to use their positions to alleviate the sufferings of the masses.
He said, “The position we hold in life is given to us by God to wipe out tears on the faces of our neighbours”.
“What will you be remembered for after leaving the office or position you hold on tightly to? If people are crying because you are a leader, God will judge you.”
Fape described Pa Abiodun as a great teacher and committed Christian who dedicated his life to the service of God and humanity.
Meanwhile, Iperu Remo, the home town of Ogun state governor, stood still on Thursday as the governor’s father, was buried amidst glowing tributes from eminent Nigerians.
The remains of the octogenarian was interred at the cemetery of the St. James Anglican Church in Iperu-Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area of the state.
The burial ceremony which was climax of the three-day burial rites was attended by eminent personalities including: Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF), Boss Mustapha, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Governor of the state and leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Olusegun Osoba.
Others were: the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Ondo state counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, governors Kayode Fayemi and Godwin Obaseki of Ekiti, Edo states respectively, governor of Kwara state, Abdul-Rahman Razaq, his Kebbi state counterpart, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
The event was also attended by, the immediate past National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomole, Chairman of the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Brigadier General Buba Marwa (rtd), President, African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina, Chairman, Dangote Groups, Aliko Dangote.