BEING TEXT OF SPEECH BY PASTOR ‘TUNDE BAKARE
AT THE THANKSGIVING SERVICE FOR HIS 60TH BIRTHDAY
ON SUNDAY THE 16TH OF NOVEMBER, 2014.
VENUE: THE LATTER RAIN ASSEMBLY,
4, AKILO ROAD, OFF OBA AKRAN AVENUE,
OGBA, IKEJA, LAGOS.
THEME: THE NIGERIA OF MY DREAMS
… Indeed, every nation is born in the bosom of founding fathers – men and women who take responsibility for the birthing of the nation and the establishment of the framework of state; patriots who facilitate the emergence of a national culture; political and socio-economic craftsmen who engineer the national structure including the nation’s geopolitical and economic structures; nation-builders who spearhead the building of national institutions; wise men and women who guide the evolution of a national system of laws; and statesmen who set a precedent as far as national leadership is concerned. These founding fathers become the progenitors of the subsequent generation of fathers who are the custodians of the foundational pillars established by the founding fathers. This legacy of fatherhood of the nation is then bequeathed to each succeeding generation so that the national dream, the ideal to which that nation aspires, is preserved from one generation to another.
However, when, in the vicissitudes of national life, the nation is severed from the foundation laid by the founding fathers such that the pillars upon which the national ideal is rested begin to crumble….full speech at: http://newsbytesnow.com/a-must-read-the-nigeria-of-my-dreams-being-text-of-speech-of-pastor-tunde-bakare-at-his-60th-birthday-celebration/