Amosun lauds pilgrims, Christian community for political stability
Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has attributed the current political stability in the state to ceaseless prayers of pilgrims, who just returned from Israel and Christian community.
In a statement signed by Press Officer, Ogun Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Lateef Ositelu, Amosun, who disclosed this at the thanksgiving service organised for the 2018 pilgrims, held at the Government House Chapel, Oke-Igbein, Abeokuta, said the present administration would not take their supportive prayers for granted, as their commitment has engendered peaceful co-existence in the state.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa, Amosun, who branded the 2018 Pilgrims as the most ‘Blessed
Contingent,’ commended them for not absconding in Israel and for making the state proud with their comportment.
He explained that their devoted prayers in Israel had positive impact in dousing the socio-political tension in the state. He urged them to be God-fearing and continue to pray for the state’s peaceful co-existence.
In his sermon, titled: Opportunity, responsibility and accountability, the Rt. Rev. Ade Fagbayi, Bishop of Awori Central Diocese, the African Church, urged the pilgrims to bring Christ-like virtues to bear in all their endeavours, reminding them that people expect to see special changes in them as new JPs, which their faith must reflect to promote godliness.
The Board Chairman, Archbishop Oludotun Ogunseye, while appreciating the state government for its support for a successful trip to the holy land, said the Board would not relent in its vision of sustaining the tempo as a model among comity of states.