For out of dust was thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return, the remains of Oyo state late Commissioner of Environment and Natural Resources, Rt Hon Kehinde Ayoola was buried today.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the service, which was held in conformity with the social distancing rule, had Governor Makinde and the deceased’s family members in attendance.
In his sermon, the Conference Pastor of the New Covenant Church, Odo-Ona, Ibadan, Reverend Kunle Balogun said that human beings need to make God their dwelling place in order to successfully soldier through life’s challenges.
The cleric said: “Life is brief, even if you have the opportunity to live a thousand years, by the eternity of God it is not up to one day. If man knows that his life is brief, he will live purposefully.
“Life is uncertain and there is no guarantee for tomorrow. Life is like a vapour which appears for a little while and vanishes so there is no certainty. It is God who makes tomorrow certain.”
He stated that for man to live purposeful life, he must make God his dwelling place, adding that the Israelites were able to live 40 years in the wilderness without being harmed by dangerous animals because they made God their dwelling place.
The children of the deceased Commissioner, Beeloluwawi and Folarin read the first and second lessons of the day, while Folarin later gave the vote of thanks.
Earlier today, the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly held a special valedictory legislative sitting in honour of the late Commissioner for Environment and one-time Speaker of the State House of Assembly in the 4th Assembly.