Why we are running welfarist government – Makinde
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde yesterday said that his government was strong on welfare issues because of his determination to turn around the living standard of the people in the state.
According to a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, Makinde, who was represented by Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, at a special service to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence anniversary, held at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Aremo, Ibadan, added that his government had so far emphasised the welfare of the people to create a good life for all.
Provost of the church, the Very Rev. A.A. Adebiyi, in his sermon titled “Righteousness exalts a nation,” said that nations must learn from the good and bad deeds of three kings recorded in the Bible, including Ahab, Jeroboam and Ahaziah, who kindled the wrath of God against the people of Israel at different times.
He said that Nigeria had sunk into a state of depreciation in moral fibre because of lack of truthfulness and moral integrity.
“The problems of today might not just be traceable to the youths of today. The leaders of yesterday broke the bridges of the good life as soon as they crossed the river because of lack of integrity. Nigeria needs serious prayers to return our country to the path of peace and progress,” the provost said.
He also said that the rich must be careful and show compassion to the poor.