Akeredolu’s family holds commendation service in Ibadan

Rotimi Akeredolu

As part of the funeral for the late ex-governor of Ondo State Rotimi Akeredolu, his family held a commendation service in his honour on Tuesday.

The service was held at All Saints Church, Ibadan where Akeredolu was a devoted member.

During his sermon, bishop of Ibadan-North Anglican Diocese Rt. Rev. Williams Aladekugbe charged Nigerians to lead meaningful lives to be remebered on earth and rewarded in heaven.

Akeredolu died on December 27, 2023, in a German hospital where he was receiving treatment for prostate cancer.

Speaking on the topic ‘The Blessings of Death’, Aladekugbe urged Christians to determine where they would spend eternity.

According to the cleric, death is a blessing for children of God and not the end of life.

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“When we die, it is a transition from mortality to immortality. Death ends every form of body maintenance and pains, it puts an end to all devastating issues of life.

“Whatever enjoyment we have here is a shadow of the one with Jesus. Let’s be consoled that our father and friend has gone to a better place to rest and enjoy after living a fulfilled life on earth,” he said.

Aladekugbe described Akeredolu as courageous, loving and philanthropic, adding that he positively impacted many people.

“He was a chancellor of the Anglican diocese, a chorister who was always singing praises to God, and a devoted Christian with no deceit,” he said.

Secretary to Oyo State Government Oluwabamiwo Adeosun prayed that the legacies of Akeredolu would endure.

Akeredolu will be buried on February 23 in his hometown, Owo.