Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in what seemed like a homily on end times on Thursday urged everyone to prepare for death at all times as no one knows when it will come.
Pastor Kolawole, aged 50, died at a Lagos hospital recently following an illness.
Bello spoke as he again sympathized with the Speaker of the State’s House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Prince Matthew Kolawole over the death of his wife Pastor (Mrs) Esther Kolawole.
The Governor who was among the dignitaries that attended the burial ceremony to pay their last respect to the deceased charged members of the society to always remember death in all they do.
Continuing, Bello admonished citizens to live and act in accordance with with the way of God.
While noting that every living soul shall give account of his existence on earth, Bello said Pastor Kolawole lived a life completely dedicated to the service of God and humanity.
He therefore urged the living to learn from her exemplary lifestyle.
He condoled the Speaker, family of the deceased and other well wishers, describing her exit as a trying and tough moment for the state.
The Governor described Pastor Kolawole as a virtuous and God-fearing woman who had stood firmly behind her husband at all times in the course of their marital journey until she was called home.
He prayed God to grant the Speaker and his family; the House of Assembly, the people of Kabba Bunu and the entire state the fortitude to bear the loss as well as grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest.
Pastor Mrs Kolawole is survived by her husband, children, siblings and aged mother.
The governor was accompanied by his wife and the First Lady of Kogi State, Mrs Rashidat Bello, Commissioners and other top government officials.