VICE President Yemi Osinbajo has been described as a Nigerian who not only teach and advocate the virtues of leadership but whose life has been an exemplary demonstration of true leadership.
This view was expressed on Saturday by Redeemer’s International Leadership Academy, which honoured the Vice President as a Living Legend.
RILA also honoured a few other pastors at the event, all of whom are pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, under which the institute operates.
While presenting the Vice President for the award, Pastor J.A. Bolarinwa, who spoke on behalf of the institute at the event held in Lagos, explained that before Pastor Osinbajo was taken away by a “national assignment,” he served in RILA as one of the faculty, describing him as “a leader indeed; he did not (just) teach leadership, he lived it.”
In his remarks, Osinbajo, who gave the acceptance speech on behalf of all the honorees, said, “I am deeply honoured to have been asked to speak on behalf of the extraordinary and transformational leaders who are being honored today.
“I am not being modest when I say I am clearly the least in terms of those who contributed to the story that became RILA.”
The Vice President added that “RILA Legends Posthumous Awards recipient, late Pastor Alfred Olufeyimi, laid the foundations of the institute,” adding that the pastor’s contributions were “unforgettable; he led with compassion, understanding and a focus on heaven.”
Regarding Pastor Bolarinwa who was also honored, Prof Osinbajo described him as a “God sent to RILA,” crediting him with the successful incorporation of the institute under the structure of the RCCG.
The Vice President also commended Pastor Idowu Iluyomade and Pastor Pastor Toks Adesanya.
The event was part of the celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Bible school.
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