By: Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
It was a moment of joy as well-wishers, friends and family of wife of the Oyo State Governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, converged to celebrate the state’ First Lady who turned 58 on Wednesday at a thanksgiving service held for her at the Government House Chapel, Ibadan.
The birthday programme, which attracted people from all walks of life, was an avenue for the celebrant to give glory to God for a fulfilled life and abundant blessings.
In his sermon at the event, Arch Bishop Segun Okubadejo of St. Peters Anglican Church, Aremo, Ibadan called on lovers of God to focus more on good living in their daily lives.
The cleric spoke extensively on the need for Christian faithful to pursue good virtues that would add value to building the home and the nation, but regretted that more people have broken covenant with the creator.
He noted that God was angry with many people because they have forgotten their root, and the earlier such persons retraced their steps, the better for them.
Arch. Bishop Okubadejo also lambasted some women who prayed for life partners but turned round to be disrespectful to their husbands in the wake of some challenges of life, while admonishing them to show respect to their husbands at all times.
According to him, there was every need for people to be grateful to God for his grace and blessings on mankind, but stressed the need for people to be humble at all times, because “God can do without the best.”
Okubadejo said the Church of God should be encouraged to work for the spiritual needs of the people at all times.
In his remarks, husband of the celebrant, Governor Abiola Ajimobi expressed thanks to God for the purposeful living of his wife, whom he said, has been instrumental to his achievements in all facets,
He added that the virtue of his wife has affected many people around her and beyond positively.
Gov. Ajimobi urged pepole to always emulate the vitues of people doing good things around them, while expressing appreciation to his wife for being surportive in challenging periods.
While speaking, the celebrant, Mrs Ajimobi was full of praises to God for sparing her life to witness another glorious moment on earth, adding that she would rededicate her life to the service of God and humanity.
She similarly thanked her husband for being a caring and enduring companion not to her alone, but to the household, saying that she had been replicating her husband’s virtues in her dealings with people.
Special prayers were offered for the celebrant, the governor, her family and the state.