It was a celebration galore as the members of sacred Cherubim and Seraphim church, El-bethel Shiloh Cathedral, Agege, Lagos state headquarters organized a surprise birthday party for the church minister in charge Snr Elder Apostle, Adebola Olubunmi Odubela, JP.
The event which took place at the church auditorium on Sunday, September 12, 2021, during the church service had in attendance the church members and important dignitaries like Supr. Gen. Apos.Dr David Salako.
The members took turns taking pictures with the clergyman during the photo session, which was well coordinated by the Church Public relations officer, Special Apostle Bola Akindele.
The Birthday Cake took the shape of a LASTMA uniform, which spring many questions from the press.
According to Mr Abiodun Samson Oduntan, aka 07, the MIC chief protocol officer and
Operational head (Bravo) Zone 12 Alausa Ikeja, Lagos state traffic management authority, LASTMA.
He said that the choice of the LASTMA uniform as the cake shape was because over 90 per cent of LASTMA officers’ employments in the church were facilitated by Odubela.
Oduntan said as quoted
“When MIC was in active service with the Lagos state government, he encouraged us and facilitated our employment into Lagos state civil service”
“Some of us were employed into LASTMA, VIO, local governments service through his efforts and encouragement”
“Our Minister in Charge will not only give you fish, but he will teach you how to fish” Oduntan concluded.
The clergyman was dumbfounded when it was time to address the congregation as the event caught him unaware.
However, he appreciated the church members for the surprise event and he said a detailed appreciation address will be issued in due time.