Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, a veteran singer, has broken his silence following the death of his son, Yinka, Charmingpro reports
Yinka, 48, died on July 31 and was buried the next day.
In a statement issued today, August 2, the octogenarian stated that despite his efforts to help his late son, Olayinka, ‘fight his weaknesses,’ he was unsuccessful. He claimed that doctors told him his son had six months to live. He stated that after receiving the tragic news, he began to pray and that God instructed him to establish the ‘Freedom from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Ministry’ as part of his efforts to join forces with the war against alcoholism and drug addiction, particularly among young Nigerians and those in the Diaspora.
Read the following statement…
“Six months ago, the doctors called to tell me that Yinka had less than six months to live.” It was very painful and upsetting news for a father to hear about his son. Since then, I’ve returned to the Holy Spirit for guidance, and the result of my communication with the Holy Spirit is the establishment of this ministry. I’ve received numerous condolence messages from people from all walks of life. I am grateful for everyone’s love and concern.
I’d also like to thank Yinka’s friends for their help and encouragement.
I am grateful to my eldest son, Shina, for ‘coordinating’ all of his younger brothers and sisters in order to provide extra and special care for Yinka until the end of his life. I also want to thank the pastors, elders, and the entire Decross family.
I appreciate all condolences, but please direct any additional condolences to prayer support for this new ministry to help those suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction. Get away from alcoholism and drugs. “Jesus adores you.” the declaration stated
The singer emphasized that his new ministry will also help parents and families of alcoholic and drug-addicted children and youths turn their lives around and become better citizens in society.