By Adekola Afolabi
The Anglican Bishop of Akure Diocese, Rt. Rev’d Simeon Borokini, has showered glowing encomiums on Chief Olufemi Aluko as he clocked 80.
Borokini who extolled the virtues of the octogenarian during a sermon he delivered at a Thanksgiving Service to mark his 80th birthday held at St. John’s Anglican Church, Itaogbolu in Akure North Council Area, particularly lauded Aluko, a former Commissioner for Information in the state for teaching free of charge at his old age, the students of St. Mathias’ High School, Akure, a school owned by the Diocese, at his old age.
He encouraged Aluko who is also the Asiwaju Ijo of the church to continue to hold tenaciously to God and serve humanity.
While emphasising the importance of thanksgiving, the Anglican Bishop admonished the congregation to always appreciate God and give thanks to him, saying it is good to always do so.
Dignitaries at the thanksgiving service included the national leader of Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, former governor of the old Ondo State, Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua, Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Saka Ogunleye, Senator Olorunnibe Farukanmi, former Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Kenneth Olawale, Caretaker Chairman, Akure North Local Government area, Bankole Ogbesetore, among others.
Earlier, on Friday in Akure, there was presentation of autobiography of Chief Olufemi Aluko, titled “Life Nurtured by Destiny”, under the chairmanship of Chief Olu Falae. Chief Reuben Fasoranti was the Father of the Day.