The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ogun State Council, on Wednesday trooped out to pay last respect and bid farewell to their late colleague, Gbenga Davies, who died last Saturday, at the age of 46 years.
Penpushing reports that the Lying -in State honour was conducted by the Council in conjunction with the family and took place inside the Iwe-Irohin Hall, located within the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta.
The Pastor of Christ The Pillar Of Salvation Ministry, Inc, Apostle David Efe Mr Davies, while speaking at the Service of Songs, urged everyone to remember the last day, adding that, the deceased was of many part, and had done his own bit onearth
Penpushing further reports that, the cleric in his sermon, titled “One Day”, noted that we all came to the world with nothing and we will go back with nothing, ‘though some came with multiple virtues which is spiritual gifts, yet one will definitely go back to where we come from’.
“There is one thing one came with, when coming go the Earth and that is the return ticket, that return ticket cannot be collected, no matter who the person is, even the Devil cannot collect it. Our return ticket is necessary and one day It will expire’
‘One day, what we are doing now, it will be your turn. Even prayers that one won’t die are a lie, you will die, it is only that God promised is long life and satisfaction. Our brother has gone to rest and one day it will be our turn, whether we like it or not”.
The clergyman added, “One day you will not be able to open your eyes, you won’t be able to stand up from your bed, you won’t know where your wife and children are. Life, one day it will expire”
Penpushing also reports that, the Apostle, enjoined the people to make their relationship with God, a personal one because religion won’t save anyone at the end of the day, stating, “in this life, religion won’t save any body, the only thing that will save you is your personal relationship with God, and it might take long OR not”.
The event was rounded off with prayers for family of the late journalists, and thereafter committed to the mother earth at Kobape cemetery located along Sagamu-Abeokuta Expressway, in Ogun State
Penpushing reports that dignitaries present at the event include; the Chief Press Secretary to Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Kunle Somorin, Special Adviser to former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Yemi Sodimu, Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji, Founder, Penpushing Media, Seun Davies(General Manager, Smash FM, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Victor Odunsi and Lanre Dasaolu
They also include; Wole Shokunbi, Femi Davies,Kayode Odunaro,Kayode Taiwo, Remi Olugbenro, Biodun Ogundipe, Doyin Lasisi, Wasiu Jaiyeola, Taiwo Oguntade (Elesemeta),Prince Adedamola Ogunkunle (ijaya),Soji Akin-Bankole,Babafunfunmi Okusanya, Kunle Sokunbi, Kazeem Olagoke, Ibi Sofekun, Folake Sokoya, Emmanuel Olutunde,Kehinde Onasanya, Ayo Oluyemi, Bola Aderibigbe,Gbenga Animasaun, Tunde Adene, Malik Ibitooye,Jobi Kusimo,Femi Adeyemi,Dele Ayodo, Tobi Joseph,Lanre Ogunyinka and Dada Olanipekun among others