SIFAX Boss Donates Vicarage to Church
Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Group Executive Vice Chairman of SIFAX Group, has extended his philanthropic gestures to a church, St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Isade Ijebu, Ogun state with the donation of a vicarage.
The vicarage, a multi-million naira four-bedroom flat and a two-room chalet, will serve the need of the church’s vicar and guests. The vicarage was commissioned recently by Right Reverend Ayodele Awosoga, the Bishop of Ijebu Diocese (Anglican Communion).
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony attended by clergy and laity across the diocese, the Bishop eulogized Dr. Taiwo Afolabi for the donation, adding that the new vicarage has made the church at Isade Ijebu an envy among its contemporaries in the diocese.
“I want to thank Dr. Afolabi, our good son, who has decided to be a blessing to us in this diocese by reason of this donation. We are deeply grateful. By the way, the vicarage was also furnished by him. I am sure this would be a great challenge to well to do individuals in the society to support the activities of the church,” he said.
Earlier, the donor, who was represented by Barrister Talabi Adekitan, Manager, Legal Services, SIFAX Group, said his firm belief in God and the need to appreciate Him for his blessings and favour were responsible for the donation.
He said: “I count it a great privilege to be used for the provision of this modern vicarage. We know that every little effort will help in the propagation of the gospel. Things like this bring me incredible joy as I derive my joy from affecting others.”
Various dignitaries including the Baba Ijo of the church, Major General Samson Odunsi (Rtd) and his wife, Otunba Elizabeth Kikelomo Odunsi, graced the occasion.