The remains of Mr Gbadebowale Wale Aboderin, late chairman of Punch Newspaper Limited has been committed to mother earth. The funeral service which held on Friday at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, GRA, Ikeja Friday witnessed a large turnout of friends and family who came to pay their last respect to the deceased.
Delivering a sermon at the funeral, the Canon Residentiary of the church, Ven, Festus Olowosile who drew words of encouragement from Apostle Paul’s epistle in 1 Corinthians 15: 19 encouraged the family of the deceased to be of good cheer, knowing the late philanthropist has gone home to rest.
Urging repentance and good deeds from the members of the congregation, he harped on the ephemeral state of life saying; “You are not alive because you are an expert, you are not alive because of your wealth or travel experience, you are alive because God permitted it. Your life is borrowed, the owner will definitely request for it one day”, he said.
Ven Olowosile who quoted the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15 condemned the prodigal state of the Nigerian society.