Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi has lauded the impact of the late Chairman of the Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board (LSCPWB), Bishop Olusola Ore, saying he was a good man that lived an exemplary life.
Prince Elegushi, in his address during the Service of Songs organised in his memory at the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa Ikeja, stated that Bishop Ore is to be celebrated because he lived a reputable and impactful life.
“I call it a celebration of life because our brother lived a good life and left good legacies as a father, a pastor, an administrator and a family man, for these reasons we should all celebrate him because he has gone to be with his creator”, Elegushi said.
The Commissioner enjoined the family to take heart, noting that the late Bishop was a man of few words and always ready to serve while bringing his wealth of experience to bear, stressing that everyone will miss his humility and deep sense of humour, especially the body of Christ.
“Our prayer is that God will comfort his widow and give the entire family the fortitude to bear the great loss. Our loss as a family, State and Church is heaven’s gain”, he averred.
While asserting that the State Government will ensure that the indelible mark left behind is not forgotten, Elegushi prayed that God will comfort and support the immediate family while charging the members of staff of LSPWCB to keep the flag flying despite the demise of the Chairman.
In her tribute, the Board Secretary, LSPWCB, Mrs. Yetunde Gbafe, stated that the late Bishop Ore was an amiable, humble and indefatigable leader, adding that he was also a giant in the Lord, who lived a model life of uncommon service in the vineyard of God.
Mrs. Gbafe recalled that during his tenure as the Chairman of the Christian Board, Late Bishop Ore was a great mentor and a true servant leader. He was instrumental to the geometrical increase in the number of pilgrims airlifted for holy pilgrimage from 288, in 2016, to 1001 in 2019 and contributed immensely to the enhancement of the image and public perception of Lagos State in the holy land.
She declared that the former Chairman will be sorely missed by the staff and members of the Board for his great leadership qualities, words of wisdom, counsel and spiritual guidance.
Delivering a sermon titled, “Teach Us to Number Our Days”, the Bishop, Metropolitan Methodist Church Nigeria, Diocese of Ikeja, Rt. Rev (Dr). Stephen Adegbite stated that death will come when it will come but what is most important is how we all live our lives.
Rev. Adegbite also delivered the condolence message of the President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Supo Ayokunle, who described the late Bishop Ore as a very peaceful and morally upright man whose words were his bond.
Recall that the late Bishop Olusola Ore died on Monday, 26th October, 2020. He was the Chairman, Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board (LSCPWB) and also the Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Lagos State Chapter.