By Okezie Nnadi
Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Chairman, SIFAX Group has donated a church, vicarage, children hall and a bus to the Ijebu Anglican Diocese in commemoration of his 60th birthday.
The church, Samson Afolabi Anglican Church, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, would seek to meet the spiritual needs of the town’s GRA residents.
At the church’s dedication service, Afolabi, in company of his family, friends and well-wishers, appreciated God for His mercy and favour in the last 60 years. He said the donation was his way of showing gratitude to God for the journey of six decades filled with abundant grace and multiple blessings.
In his words, “Let me start by expressing my appreciation to God Almighty who has remained my source and inspiration over the years. He has not only kept me alive but has also granted me grace, gave me a beautiful family, loyal friends and associates. I don’t know how else to say Thank You God than to build a befitting place where His people can come and worship”.
In his sermon, Rt. Rev. Dr. Peter Rotimi Oludipe, the Bishop of Ijebu Anglican Diocese, showered encomiums on the SIFAX Group boss, describing him as a shining light to this generation and a great philanthropist. He congratulated him on the milestone birthday and further urged him to continue affecting the society positively.
Dignitaries at the event included Prince Dapo Abiodun, Ogun State Governor; Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo; Former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Oba Saheed Elegushi, Senator Iyiola Omisore, Kemi Adeosun, former Minister of Finance amongst others.