…Holds remembrance service
Following to growing rate of insecurity, and communal crisis in Nigeria, the Baptist Academy Old Students Association (BAOSA), has identified moral and communal living among Nigerians as a way to promote unity in a country with a diverse culture like Nigeria.
Speaking at the fourth thanksgiving and remembrance service organised by the Baptist Academy Old Students Association in Lagos with the title: ‘Blest Be the Ties That Binds,’ Akintunji Fatunke said one of the best approaches to promoting unity is to think of communal interest before self to ensure that all citizen work hard, and compete to achieve unity in diversity.
Fatunke said the thanksgiving and remembrance service was held to help old students develop the capacity and consciousness to help others.
“We also want to use the opportunity to remember our departed members. Life is about legacies,” he said
He urged the members to always look out for each other especially as technology had made it easy to reach out to people, adding that every moment shared should be seen as an opportunity to leave positive marks on the sands of time.
Also speaking, Olumide Olugbenle, an alumnus, said there is a need for Nigerians in general and old students of the school, in particular, to be intentional in the promotion of unity and communal bonding to grow the country.
Olugbenle said there is a need to celebrate each member while still alive.
He urged members to embrace people from their past to be able to forgive offenders and heal from trauma, adding it is only through this that members can be empowered for success.
“For us that are alive, we must be grateful for the word of God, his abiding presence, our family and the community. Let us continue to be on the lookout for one another that is the way to keep the ties that bind,” he said.
Olugbenle further called on members to take advantage of technology to stay in touch with one another.
The event allowed old boys to share fond memories they cherished with the 19 departed old students and prayers for the families of the late members.