Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, on Friday, joined other dignitaries to pay his last respect at the burial ceremony of the late former Deputy Governor of the state, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi.

The governor, who commended Egbeyemi for his exemplary life, urged the family of the deceased to be consoled by their father’s good works, remarkable achievements and strong legacies which would take some time to surpass.

Speaking at the burial service held at the Cathedral Church of Emmanuel, Anglican Communion, Okesa Ado- Ekiti, Oyebanji said Egbeyemi lived a fulfilled and impactful life, therefore, should not be mourned but celebrated.

Also at the event were the state Deputy Governor, Mrs Monisade Afuye; the wife of the governor, Dr Olayemi Oyebanji; former governors Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Dr Kayode Fayemi and his wife, Erelu Bisi; former deputy governors, Prof Modupe Adelabu, Chief Paul Alabi and Abiodun Aluko; and Senator Bamidele Opeyemi


“I will just encourage those of us that are grieving that having listened to the sermon by our lord bishop. We should encourage ourselves that daddy (Egbeyemi), though not here, is not dead; he is just sleeping, if you believe in resurrection.

“We know that if we live right we will still meet at the feet of Jesus Christ, so there is no need to grieve at all.

In his homily, the Bishop of Ekiti Anglican Diocese, Rt Rev Andrew Olusola, said the deceased was a man of faith who loved God and the people, as well as a generous man and a selfless Christian.

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