Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON on Sunday joined members of the All Saints’ Church, Jericho, Ibadan at a special Community Hymn Singing Service held in honour of Engr. John Akinwale Morakinyo.
The special service was organised to celebrate Engr. Morakinyo for his 34 years service as the Choirmaster at All Saints’ Church, Jericho, Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
At the service, Governor Akeredolu described him as a master in his own field.
The Governor, who doubles as the Grand Patron of the Church Choir appreciated Engr. Morakinyo for his untiring work for God.
While presenting a special gift to the Emeritus Choirmaster, the Governor said Engr. Morakinyo is a worthy instrument in God’s vineyard.
He said:”Engineer Morakinyo, I do not see you as my Choirmaster. I see you beyond that. So, I have to be here to honour you not only because you are my Choirmaster but because you have shown me tremendous love.
“When the Choir named me as their Grand Patron, I thank you for the great honour”.
In his Short Reflection, The Organist of the Church, Professor Ayodele Falase who worked with the honouree described his style as most distinct and dramatic.
He said Engr. Morakinyo is an expert in the art of conducting and coordinating the combined output of the choir.
Speaking on behalf of the Church, Chairman Church Council, Evangelist Tunji Ajagbe described the celebrant as a straight forward and thorough bread person who has impacted lives positively.
The hymn service featured Choirs from All Saints’ Church, Jericho, All Soul’s Church, Bodija as well as the Chapel of Restoration, U.I, Ibadan.