Pastor Tawio, Hon Akinbile and official
Pastor Tawio, Hon Akinbile and official

Lagos State Holds Service In Honour Of Reverend Sacked By Ambode’s Wife     

Funsho Akinwale

The Lagos State Government held a special service in honour of the sacked presiding Chaplain of the Lagos State Chapel, Venerable Femi Taiwo, on Wednesday.

The service was held to appreciate the cleric and had family, friends and well-wishers of the embattled pastor in attendance.

Hon Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, the state Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture, led other officials of the ministry who presented a gift to Taiwo on behalf of the government.

Recall, last year May, Taiwo and his family were evicted from the vicarage after they were given 24 hours to vacate the mission house.

The cleric was accused of not giving special preference and recognition to the former first lady, Bolanle Ambode, during an anointing service

The first lady and her entourage later stormed the chapel quarters to demonstrate their anger at the pastor before he was sent packing out of the apartment.

So devastated was Taiwo that some members had to contribute in no small measure to help him secure another apartment.

The issue became a major discourse on social media, as many hurled waves of abuse at Ambode for humiliating the man of God.

Rev Micheal Adeyemi, the head of the African Church, Ifako Diocese, also said Bolanle committed a sacrilege by treating a man of God in that manner.

Taiwo, in his remarks, appreciated the governor for the gesture accorded him.

“I thank God for His faithfulness and the uncommon grace and rare privilege He has given to me.

“I thank the Lagos State Government; Mr Governor, Aduramigba Iyanuoluwa Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

“I appreciate you and everyone. In the midst of the storm of life, you stood by me.

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