For lifelong commitment and outstanding contributions to humanity and the church, the Lagos West Diocese of the Anglican Communion has honoured 11 notable Nigerians who have distinguished themselves and remained pivotal to the development of the nation.
The distinguished personalities, who were awarded and inducted as fellow of the Diocese of Lagos West are: Chairman; Toyota Nigeria Limited and founder Elizade Nigeria Limited, Michael Ade-Ojo; Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goal, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire; Managing Director, Megachem Group of Companies, Sam Ubachukwu; late Chief Samuel Igbayilola Adegbite; Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Adebambo Adesanya.
Others were, Founder, KRISKON Nigeria Limited, Comfort Akindolire; Olakunle Akinola; Christopher Babatunde Bamkole; Managing Director, Metropolitan Motors Limited, Dr. Olutoyin Okeowo; Chairman, Olusegun Osunkeye and Associates, Olusegun Osunkeye; Senior and Ezinne Udom.
Speaking on their conferment at the 20th Anniversary of the Diocese of Lagos West, the Chairman Planning Committee, kola Olawunmi, said it is important to honor and recognize people who have served well in the vineyard of God while alive, not when dead.
“We like to recognise people while they are still alive, which is very important so that they can also reap some reward of their service and also let it serve as encouragement for younger people to serve, knowing fully well that when you serve there is always recognition,” he said.
Speaking on the launch of the church compendium, Olawunmi said, “It is really important that we write and document our activities, achievement, so that people can read and be encouraged to support God’s work.”
He said, though the challenges facing the church are numerous, there is need for members to be steadfast and hope for a better future. In spite of the persecutions Christians all over the country have been subjected to for the past two decades, it is encouraging to see Christians still holding on to their faith and doing the Lord’s work steadfastly.