President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
• Life Is Vanity, Osinbajo Cautions Nigerian Elites
The Diocesan Bishop of Ekiti, Most Reverend, Christopher Omotunde yesterday urged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to speak on behalf of Ekiti to President Muhammadu Buhari that the state is in dire need of help, saying the state can only be transformed if helps come from the right source.
This is just as the Vice President urged Nigerians, particularly the ruling class to perceive materials acquisition as a vanity and rebrand their characters for them to be remembered for long after death.
The Bishop made the call in his homily at Iyin Ekiti during the burial ceremony of Pa Stephen Ogunjuyigbe Bamidele, father of an All Progressives Congress (APC) Senatorial Candidate in Ekiti State, Hon Opeyemi Bamidele, who died April 19 at the age of 86.
The ceremony was held at Babamuboni Anglican Church, Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Omotunde said, “I charge Vice President Osinbajo to speak well of Ekiti and let the President realise that Ekiti needs help. We know that this state is financially challenged and with help from the federal government, this land will be better off,” he added.
The Bishop urged Nigerians to stop procrastinating and redirect
themselves to the service of God, saying this remains the most profitable step to take to make the nation great.
“Nigerians can only be good if all of us play our roles the best way we are to play it. Most importantly, we must have the fear of God and stop delaying in doing the right thing, because nobody knows when death will come.
“Every day of our life, we are living and unconsciously writing our history, if we do good or bad, we shall be judged accordingly.”
In his address, Osinbajo urged Nigerians to live their lives for Christ and in the service of mankind, rather than placing high premium on wealth acquisition that could make them lose their integrity and eternal rest after death.
The Vice President said those who were great thinkers must know that nothing profits a man who lived his life acquiring wealth but end up losing his reputation and the kingdom of God.