The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, former Heads of State, General Yakubu Gowon and General Abdulsalami Abubakar, have charged Nigerians on selfless service to humanity, describing it as ‘ultimate’ to national development and nation building.
They implored Nigerians to imbibe philanthropic spirit by dedicating their wealth and resources to service of God and to impact positively on the lives of others.
The four eminent Nigerians spoke yesterday at the unveiling and dedication of Owa Ofokutu (Memorial) Ecumenical Centre (OOFEC), in Ilesa, Osun State.
Owa Ofokutu, was the paramount ruler of Ijesa land from 1842-1856, and the edifice was built, donated and dedicated in his memory by Professor Debo Adeyemi of Ofokutu’s royal family.
Osinbajo, who was represented by the Chaplain, State House, Abuja, Pastor Seyi Malomo, called on Nigerians to promote unity, love and togetherness.
In his remarks, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, described the good gesture of the donor as “phenomenal and worthwhile”. On his part, General Yakubu Gowon, urged Nigerians to emulate the good gesture of the donor.
Gowon urged the people of Ijesa land and its environs to put the facilities to good use.
Inaugurating the edifice, Governor Oyetola, urged Nigerians to focus on things that can strengthen the bond of unity.
The donor, Professor Debo Adeyemi, attributed the gesture to divine inspiration from God. He urged Nigerians, particularly the rich, to always share their blessings and wealth with others since they cannot enjoy their wealth while majority are suffering.
Source: The Nation
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