“Baba Banjo 90th birthday: A celebratory affair in the celestial church”
By Ayomide Otitoju and Mariam Olaniran
In a jubilant gathering of celestial proportions, household, associates, and devoted Celestians congregated to rejoice the outstanding ninetieth birthday of Evangelist S.O. Banjo. This joyous event witnessed the gracious presence of His Eminence Pastor Emmanuel Oshoffa, the Non secular head of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), on the thanksgiving service.
The importance of the thanksgiving, he said, prolonged past mere festivity; it marked a profound tribute to the final surviving member of the Board of Trustees, appointed by the CCC founder, Reverend Bilewu Oshoffa.
In a heartwarming gesture, Pastor Emmanuel Oshoffa embraced Baba Banjo in the course of the celebration, a symbolic passing of the torch of information and expertise. This touching second underlines the non secular significance of the occasion.
Superior Senior Evangelist M.A.O. Durowoju from Agidingbin Cathedral, Lagos State illuminated the rarity of Baba Banjo’s place as the only real surviving member chosen by Reverend Bilewu Oshoffa amongst a bunch of seven trustees. This legacy speaks to the challenges and tribulations Baba has overcome all through his journey.
Whereas the celebration exuded modesty, the excessive variety of guests shocked the organizers. Pastor Oshoffa’s presence on the thanksgiving uplifted spirits, including to the occasion’s significance and reinforcing the neighborhood’s morale and integrity.
Senior Evangelist Banjo’s celebration coincided with one other gentleman, Shodehinde, whose poster stood alongside,symbolizing the unity and variety throughout the church
Gabriel Ifelajo, reflecting on his seven years of shared expertise with Baba Banjo, described him as a person of integrity, honor, advantage, and simplicity. Baba Banjo’s affect prolonged past his fast household; he served as a job mannequin and a residing testomony to the church’s values.
Baba Banjo’s legacy transcends the celestial neighborhood, notably making historical past within the banking sector. He rose from a clerical workers place to turn into the primary indigenous managing director of Nationwide Financial institution, Nigeria. Below his management, Nationwide Financial institution expanded its attain to London and even established a department in New York. His tenure marked the financial institution’s most profitable interval, making him a celebrated determine within the banking world. His life story, from lively service to non-public enterprise, displays a journey of unwavering dedication and success.
Within the coronary heart of this celebratory occasion, the message resounded: diligence and a love for God yield plentiful rewards. Banjo’s life and legacy embody a dedication to the church, administration, and humanity. His unwavering assist for the Oshoffa household and the Celestial Church earned him a particular place within the hearts of all who crossed his path. His management is outlined by unwavering dedication, even within the face of adversity.
Because the celebration continued, Baba Banjo’s legacy as a father, church chief, administrator, and advocate for humanity shone brightly. His enduring presence on the darkest hours of the church exemplified his unwavering dedication to face by what he believed was proper. He stays a supply of energy and assist for the Oshoffa household.
In conclusion, this celebration was a tribute to an icon who has not solely left an indelible mark on the Celestial Church however has additionally touched numerous lives past its borders. As Baba Banjo celebrates his ninetieth birthday, the fervent hope is for his continued well-being, in order that his legacy will be celebrated as soon as extra within the years to return.