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Adewusi, Former IGP, For Burial In Oyo

Posted: Apr 8, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The remains of the late former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chief Sunday Adewusi, who died on January 26, this year at the age of 79 will be laid to rest today (Friday) in Ogbomoso, Oyo state.

Adewusi in whose honour a commendation service was held in Ilorin, Kwara State on Thursday was described as a man who made positive impact in police in church and the nation at large.

Reverend Olawuyi James, Minister in charge of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Sabo-Oke, Ilorin in his sermon, urged people in position to use their position to “bless life, to touch people’s life.

He charged Nigerian leaders and the citizenry to strive to make positive impacts on the nation, and noted that that leaders who pilfer the resources of the country lacked understanding of life and not heaven conscious.

The clergyman said that those who engaged in the criminal act failed to understand that life is ephemeral and that the hereafter is more important than the present life.

Rev. James who cited the bible’s parable of the Richman and Lazarus in his sermon, said that man at death would be buried without his material possessions.

“Some people with the way they amassed wealth look as if they want to live heaven on earth whereas they have little to live on earth and they will not be able to take their wealth to heaven. Heaven is a different place and to get there you must walk in the way of the Lord,” he said.

He advised people to always remember that death is a lesson that everything in life is temporary and they must therefore be cautious not to allow earthly things draw their attention away from God.

Meanwhile the Kwara state government described Adewusi  as a man who worked for the Unity and progress of the Country.

Peter Kisira, the deputy governor, who represented the state government, in his tribute, said the deceased made frantic efforts to ensure the unity and oneness of the Country.

The Deputy Governor said Adewusi who served as a commissioner of Police in Kwara contributed immensely to the socio-economic growth, development, progress and Stability of the state.

He explained that Adewusi as Commissioner of Police, the IG and much later as a senior citizen and elder statesman that Adewusi ensure the peace and tranquillity of the State.

Others that gave tribute at the well attended service included the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase represented by AIG zone eight, Garba Yahaya Ando, the Emmanuel Baptist Church, the Nigerian Baptist Conference and the spouse of the sage, Mrs Funsho Adewusi.

The service was attended by eminent personalities in Kwara State and across the Country including the former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Christopher Alao Akala and his wife, Kemi, members of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Commissioners, permanent secretaries, retired Chief Judges and the former Chairman of EFCC, Mrs Farida Waziri.