Alao-Akala: He will be remembered for his doggedness, zeal for spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ – Nigerian Baptist Convention
The President, Nigerian Baptist Convention, Dr. Isreal Adelani Akanji, and the entire Baptist family in Africa on Thursday commiserated with the Oyo State governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, people of Ogbomoso, South/West Zone and the entire country over the demise of the former governor of the state, Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala.
The Nigerian Baptist Convention described the late former governor as a practical Samaritan of our generation and will be remembered for his doggedness and the zeal he exhibited toward the spread and expansion of the gospel of Jesus Christ, during his lifetime.
In a statement by the Nigerian Baptist Convention spokesman, Eben Durodola which was made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Thursday, the Convention said the news of the death of the former governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, came as a shock and devastation to the Nigerian Baptist Convention and All African Baptist Fellowship families.
The convention further described late Chief Alao- Akala as a humble, generous, caring, influential, God-fearing man and an administrator of excellence, who lived a fulfilled relational life and achieved much in the areas of politics, charity, personal influence, missions and helping others.
While praying that God console the family and everybody he left behind, the Convention recalled that while the late former governor was alive, he assisted many people to rise in life and was well loved by his people and Nigeria at large.
“The Nigerian Baptist Convention will miss a great gem, philanthropist, and a very important personality.
“The President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention and the entire Baptist family in Africa do commiserate with the Oyo State governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, people of Ogbomoso, Oyo State, South/West Zone and the entire country and pray that God will console the family and everybody he left behind,” it said.