Rev. Isaac Oluyamo, Bishop of Ijesha North Anglican Communion, has charged career officials to use their positions to raise their subordinates and pass on their good legacy.
Oluyamo gave the charge on Saturday at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Ere-Ijesa, during the thanksgiving and presentation of awards to illustrious sons and daughters of Ere-Ijesa, Osun.
The bishop said those at the top of their careers should try and reproduce themselves and be generous and compassionate to their subordinates.
Quoting from 1 Corinthians 15 verse 10, Oluyamo said God made each person who they were, charging the awardees to use their positions to promote and develop their town of Ere-Ijesa.
Speaking on the sideline of the programme, Mr Adeleke Agbola (SAN), Chairman, Award Planning Committee, explained that the awardees were recorgnised for their career elevations and uplifting the image of Ere-Ijesa.
“The entire indigenes of Ere-Ijesa are impressed and happy about the awardees’ strides in their respective places of works and careers, hence, the community’s decision to honour them,” he said.
Agbola said they believed the award would not only spur them to achieve more, but also ginger other indigenes, especially the youths of Ere-Ijesa,, to be at their best in their chosen careers, knowing that honours await them when they excel.
One of the awardees, Mrs Morenikeji Bewaji-Oke, appreciated the people and the Elere of Ere-Ijesa, Oba Augustine Alowolodu, for bestowing and honouring her and others with the awards.
She stated that she had a rough start in life, attending five primary schools in five cities, but with God’s help and perseverance, she had made a mark in her career.
She encouraged young people to remain and stay focused in their chosen careers, as God would always lead them to the path of greatness, even when the journey looked rough and tough.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the awardees included Prof. Olugbenga Akingbehin and Prof. Olusanjo Adewale and a Comptroller of Nigeria Customs Service, Mrs Bewaji-Oke.
Others are Assistant Comptroller General of Customs, Mrs Kikelomo Ademola, and Comptroller of Immigration Service, Mrs Abolupe Bewaji.
They were all honoured and presented with Meritorious Awards by the Ere-Ijesa community.