Nigerians from all walks of life, recently converged at the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMIN), Ogba District Headquarters to celebrate Justice Kehinde Ogundare on his appointment as a Judge of the Federal High Court.
The thanksgiving service also witnessed the assemblage of who is who in the legal profession, as family members, friends, colleagues, well wishers and members of the public pour encomiums on the jurist.
Justice Ogundare was among 23 Judges, recently sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola.
Various speakers at the event described Justice Ogundare as a lovely, humble, diligent and dedicated person who served deligently through the ranks as a lawyer, Magistrate and ended up as a judge.
They described Justice Ogundare as a very brilliant judge, and a pride of the legal profession, who despite his busy schedule also serve as a pastor in the Church.
They noted that the act of thanksgiving is an indication that one is God-fearing, dedicated, committed to things of God by appreciating the provision and guidance of the Almighty in his or her life.
The thanksgiving Service was conducted by the General Secretary, GOFAMINT, Pastor Femi Omowumi, who stated that to succeed in life, the race is not for the swift nor for the strong but for those who trust in the Lord.
Citing copiously from the scriptures, Pastor Omowumi said that he was overjoyed that Justice Kehinde Ogundare has good reputation not only in the church but also among his professional colleagues.
He prayed that God will endowed the jurist with good health , Solomon-like Wisdom, and courage to carry out his new assignment
In his vote of thanks, Justice Ogundare
appreciated God for raising helpers who stood by him through thick and thin.
He also appreciated his immediate family members especially his wife, Mrs. Abimbola Ogundare, whose support and endurance he said cannot be quantified.
Federal High Court Judges at the event include, Hon. Justice A. Lewis Allagoa
Hon. Justice A.A. Demi-Ajayi, Hon. Justice M.O. Olajuwon, Hon. Justice A.O. Awogboro, and Hon. Justice O. Oresanya of the Lagos State High Court.
Other dignitaries are, Chief Magistrates Abiodun Akinde, Chief Magistrate Olabisi Kusanu, Chief Magistrate Salamah Matepo, Chief Magistrate Mobolaji Tanimola, Magistrate Temitope Are, Magistrate Oluwatosin Daodu.
Others are Mr. Lanre Ogunlesi SAN, Olusegun Sonaike, Olayinka Olajuwon Esq., Oluwole Omolegan, Queen Akpa-Umah, Lanre Ilori, Temitope Ogundare, Pastor (Dr.) Emmanuel Oluwayemi (Deputy General Overseer, Gofamint) & His wife, Deaconess Blessing Oluwayemi, Pastor Femi Omowumi (General Secretary, Gofamint), Pastor Gbenga Ayejuyole (Regional Pastor, Gofamint Region 12) & his wife, Deaconess Taiwo Ayejuyole
Pastor (Dr) (Engr) Tunde Ojo (Head, Gofamint Youths and Campus Ministry) & his wife, Deaconess (Dr) Titilayo Ojo, Pastor Francis Omoniyi (District Pastor, Ogba), Pastor Emmanuel Oluwagbemi (District Pastor, Akowonjo) & his wife Deaconess Moni Oluwagbemi, Pastor Taiwo Adebayo (District Pastor, Alagbole), Pastor Iyiola Adeagbo (RCCG), Pastor Francis Ibirinde, Pastor Ebenezer Ajayi (ADP, Ogba) Pastor Garba Marcus, Pastor Kayode Adegbesan, Pastor Abiodun Alade, and Pastor Kunle Adebayo.
Family members at the event are Chief Bolu Ogundare and his wife, Mrs. Doris Ogundare, Mrs. Mojisola Oladele (Sibling), Mrs Esther Adeyemo, Mrs Adeola Ogundare, Mrs. Abimbola Ogundare (Wife), and children Toluwani, Tiwaloluwa, Temitayo and Oluwatomisin .
Also at the event, is the Chairman of Ijaiye Medium Housing Estate Phase 2, Mr. Funso Ibitoye, his childhood friends, Mr. Gbenga Lasore and his wife, and Mr. Tunde Adu, brother-in-law, Mr. Babatunde Adeyemo and his wife, Jumoke, Pastor H.I.A. Oluwaseye, Rtd. Assistant General Overseer, Welfare, Gofamint, and his wife, Deaconess Esther Oluwaseye, among others.