We have dwindling standards in ministry, governance ― Bishop Akinfenwa
The Bishop of Ibadan Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Joseph Akinfenwa, at the weekend declared that at this point in time, there are dwindling standards in ministry and governance.
He adding that the present situation in the country needs the effort of every Christian to show the right path and mentor others for the society to improve.
Bishop Akinfenwa made this declaration while preaching during the burial service of Venerable Godwin Daramola, the first African principal and longest-serving teacher at Loyola College, Ibadan as well as former principal of Ibadan Grammar School at All Saints Church, Jericho, Ibadan.
He condemned in strong terms the rising wave of insecurity across the country.
He told the gathering which includes family and friends of the late Venerable Daramola, representative of the Ooni of Ife, representative of the Oyo State governor, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and alumni from Loyola College, Ibadan, Ilesa Grammar School, Ibadan Grammar School and All Saints College Ibadan, to emulate the life of the late Daramola who he said played his part meritoriously as a Christian, a preacher and a teacher who succeeded in moulding many lives while alive.
According to him, Venerable Daramola’s impact in raising sound minds is unquantifiable in terms of sound doctrine, evergreen teachings and his approach to things which if emulated by people present, will make the country better.
Most Reverend Akinfenwa stated that the government must rise up to the challenge of insecurity, making reference to the recent killing of the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government and demanded that the killing of innocent people and needless waste of innocent lives be stopped.
Speaking, the Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), described Venerable Daramola as a man who lived a meaningful and impactful life in his 80 years on earth.