By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The late commissioner for environment and Natural resources in Oyo state, Hon Kehinde Ayoola was yesterday buried in Ibadan
Ayoola a native of Oyo town and former Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly died on 14th May after a brief illness
The service, which was held in conformity with the social distancing rule. It had Governor Seyi Makinde and the deceased’s family members in attendance.
The Conference Pastor of the New Covenant Church, Odo-Ona, Ibadan, Reverend Kunle Balogun in his sermon said that human beings need to make God their dwelling place in order to successfully soldier through life’s challenges.
The clergy, in his sermon at the burial, said that human beings must always reverence God Almighty because He alone is the determinant of how far anyone goes in life.
Revd. Balogun read Psalm 90 and asked the congregation to learn from the experiences of Moses and the Israelites while in the wilderness.
Speaking on the topic “give us a heart of prayer,” Revd. Balogun said that every human being must note three things; life is brief, life is uncertain and death is certain.”
The cleric said: “Life is brief, even if you have the opportunity to live a thousand years, by the eternity of God it is not up to one day. If man knows that his life is brief, he will live purposefully.
“Life is uncertain and there is no guarantee for tomorrow. Life is like a vapour which appears for a little while and vanishes so there is no certainty. It is God who makes tomorrow certain.”
He stated that for man to live a purposeful life, he must make God his dwelling place, adding that the Israelites were able to live 40 years in the wilderness without being harmed by dangerous animals because they made God their dwelling place.
“Men must make God their dwelling place because that is why Israelites were able to live 40 years in the desert and were not destroyed,” he said.
The children of the deceased Commissioner, Beeloluwawi and Folarin read the first and second lessons of the day, while Folarin later gave the vote of thanks
The State House of Assembly also held special plenary in honour of the late commissioner. The sitting was presided over by the speaker, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin.
In their comments, members of the House described the deceased as a gallant politician who served humanity with the fear of God.
The speaker, Hon. Ogundoyin urged the state government, family and members of the deceased to take solace in God, noting that late Ayoola has done his best and would reign with the Lord Jesus in eternity.