Osinbajo says her life is worth emulating…
THE vice president of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Tinubu, Governor of Osun, Ogun and Lagos States were among those who attended the funeral service of the mother of Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN in Owo on Saturday.
VP Osinbajo who spoke at the funeral recounted the life and times of Late Lady Evangelist Grace Abosede Akeredolu (90), whom he said had served God all through the days of her life, raising her children in a godly manner and also impacting the lives of many people.
According to Prof Osinbajo, “here is a woman who served God from the beginning of her life; lost her husband at the age of about 50, but lived to the age of 90, and brought up seven children — four boys and three girls. And if you look at the four boys alone, you would know she made a great effort.
“Just bring up my dear friend and brother, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu alone, she made a great effort. She did very, very well indeed. So, we thank God for her life.”
Prof Osinbajo also spoke on Late Grace Akeredolu’s devotion to God’s work saying that “what we celebrate the most about her is her service to God, her service to mankind. She served all her life in the church.
“First, she was an evangelist for many years in St. John’s Anglican Church in Erinmi and also at another, St. John Anglican Church, Oluwo, both under the Ibadan North Diocese there, serving for so many years.
“She retired at the age of 75 but continued to serve and continued to serve well. She reached the age of 90 before the Lord called her home.
“So, we are extremely proud, all of us who are here today, to celebrate the life of a great woman – a woman of God, a woman who served her family, served her community, served her nation and served her God well.
“And we will continue to rejoice in the knowledge that amongst us once walked such a great and incredible woman,” VP Osinbajo said.