Oyetola urges peaceful co-existence among Osun residents
Alaafin lauds Oyinlola’s loyalty to Yoruba nation, others
Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola has urged residents of the state to always make peaceful co-existence a watchword, saying that doing so would help the state sustain its status as one of the most peaceful and secure states in the country.
The governor noted that peace and security were 100 per cent achievable in a society where people deal justly and with fear of God among themselves.
Oyetola, who stated this while declaring open a one-day seminar for members of the Sharia panel held at the Muslim Secretariat in Osogbo, lauded leaders of the Muslim community for co-operating with his administration and for supporting its efforts at sustaining the peaceful status of the state.
The governor, who was represented by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Abdullahi Binuyo, also lauded the leadership of the Muslim community for organising the seminar, which he said would serve as a reminder on the need for all, particularly the participants, to adjudicate withthe fear of Allah.
MEANWHILE, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has told former Osun State governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, that his loyalty to the Yoruba nation and support for its culture and the traditional institution, as well as his achievements in public office would make the Yoruba nation never to forget him.
Oba Adeyemi stated this in his goodwill message to Oyinlola on his 70th birthday coming up on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
The Alaafin, in the statement, titled: “Tribute to Omooba Pataki, Olagunsoye Asola Oyinlola at 70,” said the former governor had “in the last 70 years seen the good, bad and the ugly aspects of life but has “successfully weathered all storms. You are, no doubt, a courageous and dependable leader in good and challenging times.”
He further said: “Your meritorious service to the nation is impeccable, exemplary and inspiring in all the national assignments you have graciously handled.
“You have established yourself as a man of character.”and as a contented personality who cannot be destroyed by the spoils of office.
“Above all, you are a true embodiment of African royalty. I salute you for your contributions to the preservation and promotion of Yoruba culture, as well as the promotion of the traditional institution. May your life continue to be beneficial to Okuku community, Osun State, Yorubaland and the nation at large.”