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Baba Aladura Onyeleonu Passes Unto Glory

Baba Aladura Onyeleonu Passes Unto Glory

Baba Aladura Onyeleonu Passes Unto Glory

The Advisory Board of Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim, has announced the passing away of Baba Aladura and Preleate Worldwide of the Holy Order, His Most Eminence, Dr. Lazarun Anuba Onyeleonu.

An official statement released and signed by the SAG/Secretary to the Holy Order,  Elder (Dr) Napo Emuchay, HME Onyeleonu joined the saints triumphant on  Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the ripe age of 92 years.

His burial has been scheduled to hold between July 17th to 30th, 2017.

Details of the funeral programme are to be announced soon. However, A burial planning committee has been put in place by the Advisory Board.

Members of the committee are:

Elder (Dr.) H.O. Demuren – Adviser/Coordinator,

Elder (Dr.) Napo Emuchay – Chairman,

Elder Sanyaolu – Secretary.

Other members are Elders Faloughi,  Ndukwe, Agba, Ogbu, Ebo, Edem, Dere Otubu and Jaja.

Baba Aladura Onyeleonu was born on July 10th, 1925 to Mr Alaeto Onyeleonu and Mrs Ruomara Onyeleonu of Umuonyia village, Nkpologwu in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria.  He started his primary education at Central School, Achina in 1934 and later transferred to Ekwulobia Central School in 1937.  While in School, he was a great sports person.  He was involved in football and track events particularly, the 440 and 880 yards as it was then known and he excelled in all of them.

Elder L A Onyeleonu started his Christian life as an Anglican at Emmanuel Anglican Church, Nkpologwu and when he got to Onitsha, he continued in the same faith at St. Andrew AnglicanChurch, Odoakpu, Onitsha and in 1947, he was among the six persons selected to be trained as Lay Readers.

He joined the Cherubim and Seraphim Organization in 1948 at Aba and never looked back.  He played prominent role in establishing many branches in the Eastern and the mid-Western part of Nigeria, particularly, he played prominent role in the founding of the following branches:  Oguta 1,  Owerri, Aba, Ibagwa in Nsukka, Umuahia, Ohafia, Port-Harcourt, Diobu (then in Akokwa Street), Orlu, Oba, Ogbunike, Nteje, Warri, Agbor, Umunede, Calabar, Nkpologwu etc.

He was for many years led the Eastern elders of the Holy Order to the Annual General Conference in Lagos.  He was the premier Chairman of Central Management Council 2 (CMC 2) comprising of all the provinces in the East, South South region. This position he held till 1986 when he was called up to Lagos by the late Baba Aladura G. I. M. Otubu.

On the 13th of September 1986, he was ordained Supervising Apostle General by the late Baba Aladura G. I. M. Otubu.  Then on 4th of December 1991, he was ordained Deputy Baba Aladura.

Elder Onyeleonu was appointed the spiritual head/Baba Aladura of ESOCS on December 12, 2011, succeeding the late Elder Emmanuel Oludotun Okeyemi.


Author: Banjo Ayorinde

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