The Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos West, The Rt. Revd. Dr. James Olusola Odedeji has commended the Ven. Festus Ajomale for his meritorious service to the work of God as a Priest in the Diocese of Lagos West, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
This was contained in his sermon at a combined Valedictory & Birthday Thanksgiving Service held in honour of the Retired Ven. Festus Ajomale at the Archbishop Timothy Olufosoye Memorial Anglican Church (ATOMAC), Ogba, Lagos on Friday 2nd June, 2023.
While admonishing everyone present at the service to be diligent and God fearing in dealing with conducts of their everyday lives, Bishop Odedeji thanked God for His faithfulness upon the life of the Celebrant and his family. He took time to shower praises on him saying ” I appreciate him for his retirement from service without any scandal. He is a man of impeccable character, relevant, dutiful, courageous and straight forward “.
He prayed for him and his family and also wished them success in their future endeavours.
This Valedictory Service was graced by eminent personalities from all works of life. The wife of the lord Bishop, Mama Lagos West, Dr. Mrs. Lydia Odedeji was in attendance with other Clergy wives. Several Priests in the Diocese were also on ground for the service.
Before the close of this service, a birthday cake was cut by the Celebrant flanked by his Wife and Children to mark his birthday celebration.
The retired Venerable Festus Ajomale was born over 70 decades ago in Ijebu Igbo of Ogun state. He attended St. Vincent Modern School, Ijebu Igbo and the Molusi College Ijebu Igbo.
He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc, USA and an Associate member of Cost & Executive Accountant, UK.
He attended LABICO College, Lagos and the Immanuel College of Theology, Ibadan before he was ordained as a Priest.
He joined the Ministry in the year 1998 and has served in the following Churches :
– St. Michael and All Angels, Gojere, Ojo.
– St. Peters Amuwo Odofin, GRA
– All Saints Ang. Church, Oshodi
– St. Peters Ang. Church, Sogunle and
– Archbishop Timothy Olufosoye Mem. Ang. Church, Ogba, Lagos.
Until his retirement, he was the Treasury Accountant of the Diocese of Lagos West Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited.
He is married to Mrs Rosemary Olufunmilayo Ajomale and blessed with children and grand children.