CAN holds midyear revival, laments state of nation

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CAN holds midyear revival, laments state of nation
Oyetunji ADEGOKE
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ogbomoso North local government chapter, on Saturday, held its annual midyear revival at the Ogunlola Hall, Oja’gbo.

Venerable Abiodun

The programme which used to come up at the Ogbomoso Palace was taken out this year because of the existing vacancy in the stool of Soun, the last Oba, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, having passed away late December 12.

The programme, which usually features sermon delivery, Bible reading, prayer session, song ministrations/praises, goodwill messages among others, had as theme this year, “The Lord strong and mighty… in battle,” with passage taken from Psalm 24:8, 46.

In his exhortation, Venerable Gabriel Abiodun, CAN coordinator, Ogbomoso North local government, reiterates, “this revival usually holds at Soun Palace, but takes place at Ogunlola Hall this year due to the vacancy in the palace. We thank the Soun ruling houses for providing the entertainment, this used to be undertaken by the late Soun.”

The Mogajis of Soun ruling houses at the event, From left: Prince Olaoye, Prince Kayode, Prince Oyeyiola and some other guests

Ven. Abiodun expresses sadness over the insecurity situation in the country however noting that with intense prayers these problems would be overcome.

“Insecurity, poverty, unemployment have enveloped the country, only prayer can solve this problem,” while reading from Isaiah 34: 4 to conclude his sermon.

Also speaking, the Areago of Ogbomosoland, High Chief Sobalaje Otolorin JP, admonishes the congregants to be security conscious during the church service, revealing that he recently met with leaders of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) about security situation in Ogbomoso.

He states that he met with them with a view to forestalling unregulated influx of Okada operators banned by the Lagos state government, many of whom he notes are unscrupulous, while charging they should be monitored.

Among the guests at the event are Mogaji Odunaro ruling house, Prince Stephen Ilufoye Layode; Mogaji Olaoye ruling house, Prince Amos Olaoye; Mogaji Gbagun ruling house, Prince Oyelami Oyeyiola; Areago of Ogbomosoland and High Chief Sobalaje Otolorin.


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