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Evang. Ebenezer Obey
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In honour of his son who just died, Olayinka Olalekan, Nigerian juju music great, Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi, has launched a ministry against drug addiction and alcoholism.
Tagged Freedom from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Ministry (FADAM), the ministry aims to enlightening youths against the dangers of inordinate affinity for drugs and alcohol.
Speaking on the inspiration behind the ministry, Obey hinted that Olayinka might have died of drug addiction, adding that he tried as a father to help Olayinka “fight his weakness”.
Obey said doctors also called him six months ago informing him that Olayinka had less than six months to live.
He said the fundamental objective of the new ministry was to turn the pains of his son’s death into a solution ministry that would help parents of youths passing through the same to deal with such a situation.
The ace singer said FADAM would serve as an avenue to assist parents and families of alcoholic and drug-addicted children to overcome the challenges battling their wards.
Said he: “The doctors called me six months ago to inform me that Yinka has less than six months to live, this was very painful and bad news that a father must not hear about his son.
“l went back to the Holy Spirit to teach me what to do and the result of my communication with the Holy Spirit is the launching of this ministry.
“I have received several condolence messages from all and sundry, l appreciate and thank you all for your love and concern.
“l also thank Yinka’s friends for their effort and support and l must thank Shina Obey-Fabiyi (my eldest son) for coordinating all his younger brothers and sisters, for extra and special care for Yinka till the end of his life. I also thank the pastors, elders, and the entire Decross family for everything.
“Once again! I appreciate all condolences, but let us rather turn to further condolences to pray for support of this new ministry to help those who are in pain of alcoholism and drug addiction”.
Olayinka Olalekan Obey died on Friday at the age of 48. He was buried on Saturday.