Rev. Timothy Akande of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Lokoja Diocese, has advised Nigerians to imbibe the fear of God and always plan their lives to avoid eternal regrets.
Akande made the call on Friday in Lokoja during a requiem Mass in honour of Mr Dele Nuffi, publisher of Kogi-based “Confluence Tide” Newspaper.
Nigerian pilot reports that Nuffi died on Dec. 16, after a protracted illness. He was aged 67.
He advised Nigerians to always remember the day of judgement, and cautioned against a scramble for material possessions that were “mere vanities”.
Quoting from II Corinthians 5:1, Akande admonished Nigerians to invest in spiritual growth, pointing out that only divine investments were eternal.
Akande described the late veteran journalist as “a committed professional, who devoted his time to the service of God and was the pioneer communication officer of the Diocese”.
Speaking earlier at the Kogi Press Centre, where Nuffi’s body laid-in-state, Kogi NUJ chairman, Adeiza Momo-Jimoh described Nuffi as a “human Encyclopedia of NUJ”.
Represented by his Vice Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Suleiman, Momoh-Jimoh eulogised the late veteran’s diligence in research, writing and newspaper publications, and prayed God to protect his wife and children. (NAN)