Christians have again been remimded of the need to be a shining light to all people.
The Balogun Of Egba Cristians, Chief Ayodeji Olakunle Okenla gave the reminder this Tuesday at a short service for the Egba Christian Chiefs Council to mark the 138th Okenla Anniversary in remembrance of the First Balogun of Egba Christians, Chief John Owolotan Okenla.
According to him, unity of purpose, selflessness, and determination are some of the required attributes of a good Christian.
The current Balogun Okenla who is a direct descendant of the first Balogun of Egba Christians also saw the need for the followers of Jesus Christ, to be mindful of eternity.
While calling for the erection of a new cenotaph at the Saint Peter Church, Ake , Balogun Okenla informed that the old One built in 1832 which was a symbol of christianity in Egbaland and a tourist attraction was demolished to pave the way for road construction four years ago.
Speaking in the same vein, the Lupona of Egba Christians , Chief Doja Adewolu, Chief Tunji Falola, Chief Elizabeth Gbogboade and Chief Elizabeth Sanyaolu harped on the importance of thanksgiving just as they charged Christians to be prayerful and study the bible regularly.
In a remark, the Otun Iyalode of Egba Christians, Iyalode Alaba Lawson lauded the contributions of the first Balogun of Egba Christians to humanity, informing that the 138th Okenla Anniversary was put together to further highlight the virtues of the reknowned Evangelist who used the Bible to achieve victory for Egbaland.
According to Iyalode Lawson,the late Balogun was a fearless and selfless Christian positing that the virtues of the highly respected Christian leader will forever be celebrated
On their parts, Reverend Olanrewaju Osijonwo, of the Cathedral of Saint Peters ,Ake and Venerable Olawale Awodun said that God is capable to calm all the socio-economic challenges facing humanity just as they charged members of the Egba Christian Chiefs Council to remain steadfast in the service of God .
The 138th Okenla Anniversary which was held in accordance with Covid-19 health protocols featured old age long hymns and songs just as it had in attendance prominent egba Christian Chiefs from various areas in Egbaland..