Anglican Cleric, Ven. Adeyẹoluwa Charges Church Leaders To Speak Truth To Power
...As Church Dedicates Multi Million Naira Hall
The Vicar in charge of Anglican Church of the Ascension, Akobo Archdeaconry, Ibadan, Venerable Dr. Tobi Adeyẹoluwa has charged church leaders to speak the truth to the government about the situation of things in the country.
Venerable Dr. Adeyẹoluwa who lamented that some clerics have compromised their standards due to romance with political leaders explained that the church has the strongest structure and largest movement all over the world saying the government denied it right of access.
He noted that the church was doing much in poverty alleviation, establishment of schools and vocational training centres adding that churches could build roads if government encourages them.
Speaking on the theme of the 2023 Jesus Festival: “Season of Healing” Venerable Dr Adeyẹoluwa said the nation needs total healing because people are sick, struggling, and wallowing in poverty, stressing that only Jesus can give healing.
“If you look at our programme, Jesus Festival 2023, for everyday of those activities from the crusade to the Minister’s Conference, it’s starting on October 21st to 29th everything is about how Jesus will bring healing to the people because people are sick, depressed, now you see a rise in suicidal cases across the land. The level of compromise people go to survive is not different from those in the biblical days.”
He stated that the palliatives being offered by the government was commendable but it’s distribution was not well coordinated saying many people who are less privileged were denied access to the federal government relief package.
Venerable Dr. Adeyẹoluwa charges Cleric and Christians who were elected into Political offices to live as light and see their positions as privilege to transform lives of the people, through sustainable initiatives on health, education and security of the citizenry.
Commenting on the release of the Yoruba Nation Agitator Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho, by the Benin Republic Authority, Venerable Adeyẹoluwa advised Sunday Igboho to be wary of his conduct when he returns to Nigeria.
The Cleric who likened the Sunday Igboho to the biblical Moses, enjoined the Yoruba Nation agitator not to engage in any protest or fight whenever he returns but allow God to champion his course.
Venerable Dr. Adeyẹoluwa explained that the cries of Sunday Igboho was as a result of a system that was not working, and the people felt that government was giving preferential treatment to a particular tribe over the other which gave rise to the activities of the Igboho born agitator.
“There are many Sunday Igboho in the country, people who are dissatisfied, people who are oppressed, people who feel cheated and as long as government is able to meet the needs of all the tribes am sure voices like that will not find expression ”
The Veterinary Doctor turned Cleric, called on government not be partial in his dealings by ensuring that anyone who breaks the law are brought to justice so that there would not be any need for agitation from any quarter.
The Church also dedicated a multi million Naira Hall and Suites in a ceremony where the Arch Bishop of Ibadan Anglican Diocese, The Most Reverend Joseph Akinfenwa performed the cutting of the tape for the use of the church and members of the public.
Chairman Building Committee, Quantity Surveyor, Kolawole Fadayomi who gave brief history of the project, lauded the contributions of church members through cash donations and expertise in the realization of the edifice.