Tributes as Loyola College Alumni honour Akeredolu

The Biblical saying that better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof aptly captured the Loyola day of tributes organized by the Alumni of Loyola College, Agodi, Ibadan for Late Ondo State governor, OluwaRotimi Akeredolu.

In his welcome address, the National president, Loyola College Old Boys Association, LOCOBA, Ibadan, Professor Femi Ogunbiyi said Rotimi Akeredolu made an indellible impact not only in Loyola College, Ibadan and Ondo State but also in Nigeria at large.

Ogunbiyi who is a professor Chemical Pathology, University College Hospital, Ibadan noted that the tribute became important in view of the numerous contributions of the late governor to the development and growth of Loyola College.

Other old students and legal practitioners including the national secretary of LOCOBA, Mr Gabriel Akande said the late governor took the bold step in confronting the menace of kidnapping in Ondo state, leading to the formation of the Western Security Network, Amotekun in the southwest.

In a sermon, the Parish Priest, Saint Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, Monsignor, Joseph Idowu urged the congregation to live a life worthy of emulation like  governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

Monsignor Idowu who attributed the current socio economic situation in Nigeria to the unpatriotic life of past leaders emphasized the need for all to work towards the good of their fatherland.

In an interview, the brother of late Rotimi Akeredolu, Professor Oluwole Akeredolu said the testimonies of Nigerians on the good deeds of his brother remained a motivation in the right direction for the family .

Highpoint of the event included special prayer for the family of the late governor, special songs and candle light procession

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