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The Olotu Omoba of Ode Lemo, Otunba Joseph Adediji Olafuyi Ogunfuwa was full of joy and gratitudes as he celebrated his 80th birthday today.
Otunba Ogunfuwa who is also the Babalaje of Remoland gathered friends, families, companions to a unique way of sharing his joy as he clocked 80.
In his welcome address,Otunba Ogunfuwa appreciated everyone that came to celebrate with him despite the growing concern about the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.
He expressed his heartfelt condolences to those who have lost their loved ones to the Covid-19 pandemic,prayed that God Almighty in his infinite mercies console them and give them the fortitude to bear the losses.
Otunba Ogunfuwa joyfully said,”I invite you to share the joy of today with me, because it is spectacular grace of God to attain the age of eighty in a country where the average life expectancy is only 54years plus. What is more particular in my case is that my early life condition did not inspire much confidence in my parents to expect that I could live up to thirty years of age.My life is consequently a glaring testimony and unique example of the Almighty God awesome mercies and miracles.”
The celebrant,a Christian and an Anglican Communion by faith used the event to say that he had not renounced his membership of all fraternities he belongs.
“I have not renounced or resigned my membership of any of those fraternities to which I belong.Also,I have not changed my faith.I remain a Christian of the Anglican Communion and I have no intention whatsoever of changing.I do not believe in religious prostitution of any kind by running from one church to another.I belong to the ‘Reformed Ogboni Fraternity Incorporated’,’The United Brothers of Friendship’ and ‘Sisters of the Mysterious Ten’,and ‘Freemasonry”.He explained.
Expressing his mind on the 60th independent anniversary of Nigeria,he said,”it is particularly grieving, heartbreaking, demoralizing,dishonoring, discouraging, appalling and agonizing to observe that the country has only deteriorated seriously since my 70th birthday.