Eminent Nigerians took turns to eulogize Dr. Dare Ajiboye, the immediate past General Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of The BS Nigeria, who retired from the Society on June 30, 2021, having clocked the mandatory retirement age of 55.
Speaking at the sendoff party organized in his honour in Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was the father of the day at the event, described Ajiboye as the epitome of excellence and very passionate about the Bible cause.
The Director-General, United Bible Societies, the global fellowship of Bible Societies, Mike Perreau, showered encomium on Dr Ajiboye for giving 26 years of his adult life to the Bible cause. He added that he did not only make an impact in BS Nigeria but also gave enviable leadership to the Societies in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), and founder of The Sword of The Spirit Ministries International, Bishop Wale Oke, who was the guest speaker at the event, described the former General Secretary of BS Nigeria as very humble and meek. He said Dr. Ajiboye dedicated 26 years of his adult life to serving God in BS Nigeria.
“The only service where you are rewarded here on earth and in heaven is service to Christ. When you serve God, He honours you on earth and in heaven,” he asserted.
The highpoint of the occasion was the handover of baton of leadership of the BS Nigeria to the new General Secretary, Pastor Samuel Sanusi by the retiring General Secretary, Dr Dare Ajiboye.
The programme was attended by heads of churches, captains of industries, former staff, friends of the BS Nigeria, management and staff.