- Many politicians and leaders in different fields were present at the interment ceremony of former minister, Babalola Borishade
- Rev Nicholas Okoh warned them to remember that heaven and hell are real and they must thus pick which to go
Politicians and other leaders who were present at the burial ceremony of late former minister of aviation, Professor Babalola Borishade, on Saturday, Jule 8 were left stunned as Primate of Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh, slammed them.
Okoh, who officiated at the interment, asked them why they were amassing wealth when they know that they will not be on earth forever.
Borishade, who died on April 26, 2017 at the age of 71, was buried after the church service in his home town in Usi-Ekiti, Ekiti state.
Primate Okoh, while blasting Nigerian leaders for living reckless lives, warned them to always remember that death would come irrespective of what they acquired while alive.
He said: “We have limited time to live on earth, so why amassing wealth at the expense of poor people? We all carry expiry dates.
“The suffering of the masses today was caused by the foolishness of some few privileged Nigerians who plundered the commonwealth without thinking about the poor.
“They exhibited larger than life attitudes.
“But they must realize that death is just a step away from them, so they must have a rethink so that they can have a memorable end like Prof Borisade.”
According to Okoh, the late Borisade was a worthy leader who believed in service of the nation.
“This man was a distinguished Nigerian, a man of no mean reputation to his state, town, church and the entire nation.
“He shall be surely missed by his admirers. He left indelible marks on the sand of time and in the hearts of his people as a generous statesman and confidant.
“You must take a cue from his life. What would people say about you after death? Will they praise or curse you?
“Have you used your position to amass wealth at the expense of the populace? Whatever you do, the end shall come soon,” Okoh warned adding that hell and heaven are real.
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Present at the event include: Governor Ayodele Fayose, represented by his wife, Feyisetan; the wife of the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Mrs Titi; former governors of Ekiti and Oyo states, Segun Oni and Christopher Alao Akala.
Others include former deputy governors of Ekiti state, Tai Lawal and Prof Modupe Adelabu, PDP spokesperson, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, Hon Opeyemi Bamidele, former Chief of Staff, Mr Segun Ilori, former JAMB Registrar, Prof Dibu Ojerinde.
Senator Ayo Arise, Senator Biodun Olujimi, Senator Duro Faseyi, special adviser to the president on political matters, Babafemi Ojudu, former NUC executive secretary, Prof Peter Okebukola, former NCAA general manager, Prof Harold Demuren, and Prof Buraimoh Yusuf were also in attendance.
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In a post on his Facebook page, the senator had put up a picture of one goat trying to reach upwards by stepping on the back of another, and attached a message making the comparison.
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