The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Saturday honoured the Chief Whip of Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Atinuke Bello as Asiwaju Onigbagbo Obinrin of Odogbolu local government area of the state.
It was indeed another moment of glory and honour for the hardworking, Christ loving and compassionate politician representing Odogbolu local government at the state House of Assembly as the members of her constituency and dignitaries across the state trooped out in their large numbers to celebrate with the iconic lawmaker.
Many were of the opinion that the rise and rise of Hon Atinuke Bello was a function of the abundant grace and favour of God upon the selfless politician which culminated into her being chosen as the leader of women folk in Christiandom in Odogbolu local government.
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun in his congratulatory message confirmed this, describing the celebrant as a pacesetter in the anal of legislative history.
“Your conferment as Asiwaju Onigbagbo of Odogbolu is not just filling of a routine position; rather it is a testimony of your love for christ and the interest of His kingdom. Many attest to your selfless service in the house of God, your passion to support the womenfolk and your numerous community building initiatives in Odogbolu LGA and environs.
“You have been extremely courageous, always serving as a rallying point for the people of Odogbolu and beyond and thereby becoming a beacon of hope for the upcoming generation. Therefore, I am also confident that your political acumen and personal attributes of tenacity, selflessness and love for humanity will put you in good stead to discharge the duties of this new role”.
Speaking at the event, the Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Odogbolu local government area Pastor P. A. Yusuf described the celebrant as lover of Gospel with heart of gold urging the lawmaker to see her installation as motivation to rededicate herself to serving God and humanity.
Speaking with our correspondent, the celebrant, Atinuke Bello , in her joyous mood expressed her excitement at the large turn out at the event, saying she owes the people of the Odogbolu State Constituency a lot for giving her the mandate to represent them.
“My love for my people in my Odogbolu state constituency cannot be quantified. They gave me the mandate to serve and I must certainly continue to do my best to justify the confidence reposed in me. Today is another testimony of evidence of their love for me and I want to assure them that better days are surely ahead.
“I feel so excited for this gargantuan honour, as the Asiwaju Onigbagbo Obinrin in Odogbolu local government, I will remain a model to other women and ensure that I provide Godly leadership that will always translate to better life for the women. I really appreciate this uncommon privilege and it is definitely a call to higher service, may the good Lord help me”.
Other dignitaries at the ceremony were the former governor of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, lawmaker representing Ijebu Central Federal Constituency, Hon. Korede Osunsanya, House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Kunle Oluomo, Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Barrister Femi Ogunbanwo, many Ijebu royal fathers among other well wishers.