It was a funfair and thanking giving event in Ayedun Ekiti, Ekiti state, as the Baptist Church honoured one of its devoted members, Madam Olori Margret Olufunke Ojo, the mother-in-law of Chikelue Ilonyeosi, a former Super Eagles star as the “Iya Alade” of the church.
Madam Ojo, who is known in the church as Mama, is a reverent Christian whose humble attribute, rare devotion to God is a benevolent mother to many members of the church and her local community. The church stated that there is no better better member to be honoured than Mama Margret Ojo with her exemplary lifestyle.
The glamorous ceremony according to Hope For Nigeria was attended by Church leaders, notable people for the state and beyond and Nigerian football bigwigs from the South West.
Mama Margret Olori Ojo, the new church's Iya Alade who was full of excitement, expressed gratitude to God for her life and thanked the church for finding her worthy for the honour. She vowed not to relent in her serve to God in truth and in the spirit and continuing her humanitarian works.
“I give God the glory for this honour and I am also grateful to the church. I pray that God will give me the grace to continue to render services to Him and humanity,” Olori Ojo added.
Chikelue Ilonyeosi, the son-in-law and his wife who were in joyful mood said that they were grateful to God for all the marvelous things he has done for the family, as they also thanked God for the Christian virtues of his mother-in-law, the new “Iya Alade” of the Baptist Church.
They thanked friends and well wishers who graced the ceremony and wished God's journey mercy.