Ogun SSG Felicitates Otunba Oduwole On Chieftaincy

Secretary to Ogun State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi has described Otunba [Mrs.] Adetoun Oduwole as a devout Christian who has made a significant mark in service to God and humanity.

Talabi stated this following the Investiture and Installation of Otunba (Mrs.) Oduwole as the “Otun Iya Ijo” of St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Oru-Ijebu by the Ijebu-North Anglican Diocese, saying she has proven herself as consistent partner in God’s Vineyard by investing and attracting families and friends to contribute to the development of the church as well as the priesthood.

Talabi said he is not surprised that the church has deemed it fit to honour her and the others, noting that she has displayed exemplary character and uncommon dedication to the things of God.

The SSG said “I have known her like a mother, infact she is called “Mama SSG” (Mother of the SSG) because she has being playing a motherly role and we appreciate her for that and wish her more grace to serve God.

He commended the church for the credible process that produced Otunba Oduwole and others for the Church Titles, saying the church has done well in recognizing “people of notable character in the church to set the pace for others and to be exemplary for others to follow”.

On his part, the Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Rev’d Solomon Kuponu who in his sermon titled “Let’s Clean the Temple” made an allusion to the biblical event recorded in Luke chapter 21 verse 12 where Jesus sent out people trading in the church, noting that the world of today is filled with all forms of corruption and pollution which the church must separate itself from to show Godly examples to the world.

Bishop Kuponu challenged the Church chieftains to dare to be different, upright and show exemplary character for others to follow as Christ’s Luitenants.

Speaking to newsmen on the installation, Otunba Oduwole said she felt extremely honoured and humbled by the investiture, saying she has being playing a part to the development of the church and the priesthood, not knowing that she will be considered for such a honour, but pledged not to recede in her roles and commitment to God and His service.

Others who were conferred with titles are Chief Taiwo Olatokunbo as “Baba Ijo” (Church Patron), Chief Sunday Idowu as “Balogun Ijo” among other beneficiaries.