Adegboyega John Akinola Anjou, a renowned Medical Laboratory Scientist and devout Christian, has disclosed that his writings are based on his experiences, garnered over the years in his profession and Catholic Faith. Anjou made the revelation while speaking at the launch of his three books, held at The Hall, Musa Yar’adua Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday, 6th October, 2021. The books are entitled, “Unhidden Treasures for the Initiated”; “Life is a Process for Dominion” and “The End Game; and My Bed of Thorns and Roses of Life”. “I never knew from the day of my birth that I was going to be a Medical Laboratory Scientist, and all the achievements I made in life have come through Medical Laboratory Science, including the writing of these books. I have not written anything outside the idea of Medical Laboratory Science and my Catholic faith,” Anjou stated.
While thanking his colleagues in the Medical Laboratory Science, he said that the Catholic Church has such enormous unhidden treasures, which only the initiated can access. Speaking on the book ‘Unhidden Treasures for the Initiated’, he said people are only aware of the value of a particular thing when they are tutored to understand that such a thing is valued, and being initiated can be through education, he added. “You don’t see something as valuable until when you are exposed to the value. “Catholic doctrines are full of rich values that have brought great transformation and growth to those that understand them and applied them to their daily activities.
He noted that the treasures of Catholic Church are so numerous, adding that if people can read them, they will become educated and they will be able to cherish these treasures, On the book, ‘Life is a Process of Dominion’, he said: Reading the book, arrangement of things from the beginning shows that nothing happens by chance. The periodic table is the genesis of understanding the organisation of matter. So, everything that is successful is organized. The Catholic Church is very successful because it is very organized.” Speaking on the book ‘My Bed of Thorns and Roses of Life’, Anjou disclosed that the book is his biography, adding that it is going to be useful to people that want to rise to the top in wherever God has destined them to be. “I never knew from the day of my birth that I was going to be a Medical Laboratory Scientist, and all the achievements I think I have made in life have come through Medical Laboratory Science, including the writing of these books.
Dr. Tosan Erhabor, Registrar/ CEO, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, MLSCN, represented by Mrs. Martha Rotoye, Assistant Chief Legal Officer, MLSCN, commending Anjou for assembling an array of eggheads from the medical and laboratory science profession and beyond, to explore the various themes of the publications. “I find the titles of the books intriguing and originating from a deep thinker. They also appear to be the product of an inquisitive mind and a mind that is reluctant to accept the superficial as absolute”, he noted.
The book, ‘My Bed of Thorns and Roses of Life” was reviewed by Bassey Ibiang, Head School of Medical Laboratory Science, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). The book, ‘Life is a Process of Dominion: The End Game’ was reviewed by Professor Kolawole Oyedeji of the Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Lagos, while Very Rev. Fr. Julius Olaitan, Dean. Lagos Island Deanery and Parish Priest, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Victoria Island, Lagos, reviewed the book, ‘Unhidden Treasures for the Initiated’. The event which had Most Rev. (Dr.) Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, as special guest of honour, ably represented by Rev Fr. Paul Ijasan, Administrator, Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos, also had Chief (Sir) Kinsley Ibeh as Chairman. Also present on the occasion was Mr. Jimi Agbaje, governorship aspirant in Lagos State, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).