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…Chief Obasanjo endorses interfaith Thanksgiving Service for departed royal fathers
Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has defended the Traditional and Chieftaincy Bill he signed recently, declaring that the law is in line with modern reality.
The governor made the declaration today in Abeokuta during the interdominational/interfaith service held in honour of the late Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Adegboyega DosunmuDosunmu who joined his ancestors few weeks ago.
Prince Abiodun said the law does not stop traditionalists from performing their rites.
Former President,Balogun of Owu Chief Olusegun Obasanjo also added that interfaith obsequies in honour of departed royal fathers is a welcome development.
Prince Abiodun said Ogun is blessed with traditional rulers of high repute, adding that the late Olowu was a self driven, self-made and diligent monarch who developed himself in his youthful days to be able to face the future.
He added that Oba Dosumu was a renowned playwright and TV drama producer. “He was one of the few Africans at that time who created The Village Headmaster, one of the most successful television series in the country”, he said.
The governor further described the late monarch as a man of many parts who as the Chairman of Abeokuta Local Government Area, helped in developing infrastructure in the capital city and put smiles on the faces of the people he met during his life time.
He added that the late traditional ruler, a UNESCO awardee, was a devoted christian, a loving husband and father who gave his all to serve his kingdom, state and country.
Prince Abiodun urged his children, members of his family and the people of the state to imbibe the good virtues Oba Dosunmu left behind.
In his sermon titled, “He is coming quickly”, the national president, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Supo Ayokunle, urged Christians to be prepared by doing good always since no one knows when death would come.
The clergyman said the monarch had done his beat and had gone to rest with his Creator, enjoining the people to engage in good deeds.