By Kayode Animasaun

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has urged religious leaders to intensify efforts in guiding and mentoring  the youths to avoid acts that can further polarise the country.

Governor Akeredolu made the call in akure at the Commendation and appreciation service in honour of Reverend John Oladapo on the completion of ten years tenure of office as the president ,Ondo state Baptist  conference.

Represented by the head of service, Mr Dare Aragbaiye, the governor pointed out that the gains in dialogue were more than the loses in violence, hence the need for religious leaders to contribute their quota towards preventing the act of brigandage that characterised the ENDSARS protests.

Mr Akeredolu noted that the Baptist denomination had witnessed tremendous development in the last ten years under Reverend Oladapo describing him as a special breed to the body of Christ.

In a sermon, the President , Christians Association of Nigeria, CAN , Reverend Olasupo Ayokunle  described  Reverend Oladapo as a leader with a sense of creativity who had given Baptist a better image in the last ten years in Ondo state.

Reverend Ayokunle expressed the hope that the outgone President of Ondo Baptist Conference would be a better minister of God with his experience outside his former position.

In a remark , Reverend Oladapo thanked those that contributed  to the successes recorded during his tenure in the baptist.

The event was attended by eminent personalities in and outside Ondo state, including The Chairman, League of Imams and Alfas in Ondo state and the Chief Imam of Owo Kingdom, Alhaji  Ahmad Usman Aladesawe, an elderstateman , Bashorun Seinde Awogbofa and the general manager, positive FM, Mr Tunde Abiodun represented by Mr Sunkanmi Taiwo.


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