I Want Osun To Be A Model Of Civilised Administration – Aregbesola

Argebesola Stresses Need To Educate Nigerians On RecessionThe Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to turning the state to a model of civilised administration in the country.

He said his government had not relented in its determination to achieve 25 years works within eight years.

Governor Aregbesola gave the assurance on Thursday while receiving the leadership of Methodist Church of Nigeria, at the Government House, Osogbo.

He said his administration had been working round the clock in reviving the state’s economy and as well positioning the state among the most viable economies in Nigeria.

Aregbesola told reporters that his government, since inception in 2010, had been threading paths of economic reinvigoration, which according to him, helped to record unprecedented feats in the last six years.

Regaining Of “Hope”

He said the state under his leadership had succeeded in its designed policies of economic re-engineering and revitalisation aimed at achieving greater profitability, effectiveness and productivity.

Governor Aregbesola further claimed that his coming to the state was not in any way by accident but rather a clarion call to liberate the good people of the state from the shackles of backwardness.

The Governor, who described his emergence as the regaining of “hope” that had already been lost, said “coming to Osun has given birth to socio-economic prosperity and political stability”.

According to him, the state government, having realised the economic potential of the state, decided to embark on people-oriented programmes that have positively affected the lives of the residents.

Affirming his belief on the efficacy of prayers, Governor Aregbesola attributed some of the achievements made by his government to unflinching supports received from religious leaders.

He called on other religious leaders in Nigeria to save the nation from its present economic situation.

Governor Aregbesola stressed that Nigeria had reached a climax where prayers and supplication were indispensable to facilitate quick survival.

“I am a product of prayers. I believe strongly in the efficacy of prayers. That is why our administration has been growing from strength to strength.

“As we all know, the present economic situation has challenged each and everyone on the need to move closer to God and as well support the country with prayers.

“We must all pray vehemently to rescue our nation out of the current socio-economic, religious, cultural and political unrest”, he stressed.

Earlier, the Archbishop of Ilesa Arch-diocese of Methodist Church of Nigeria, Most Reverend Amos Akindeko, eulogised Governor Aregbesola for always placing God first in all he does.

Reverend Akindeko, who led other men of God in prayers, prayed God to continue to uphold the state and its people.

Jonathan Commends Military For Bravery in Confronting Security Challenges

JonathanThe Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, has commended the security agencies for their continued gallantry in the face of the many security challenges confronting the nation.

President Jonathan gave the commendation at a church service to mark the Armed Forces Remembrance Day for 2015.

He noted that without the efforts of the military, the nation would have witnessed serious security challenges more than it is currently experiencing.

Dr. Goodluck Jonathan urged Nigerians to cooperate with the military and support them with prayers as they confront the nations common enemies.

In his sermon , the Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Archbishop Chukwuma Uche, urged Nigerians and the military not to be fazed by the current security challenges.

He said that the challenges would soon be a thing of the past but however, warned the elites to be mindful of their utterances so as not to heat up the polity.

Prayers were offered for the nation, President Jonathan and members of the Armed Forces.

The congregation also observed a minute silence for all the soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Metrofile: Chief Okeowo Donates To Church In Remembrance Of Father

Chief OkeowoChief Olu Okeowo and his family made donations to the Choir of the Methodist Church of Nigeria (Palm Avenue, Mushin Branch), in remembrance of his late father, Pa. Taiwo Okeowo, who was a philanthropist as well as a member of that choir.

Chief Okeowo and his wife Ajoke, special guests and members of the Church gathered for the special thanksgiving service and dedication of a 3-manual organ and robes to be used by Choristers of the Church.

The Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, His Eminence Dr. Samuel Chukwuemeka Uche officiated the service.

The Alake and paramount ruler of Egba land, HRH Oba Michael Adedotun Gbadebo and his Olori, former CJ of the Supreme Court, George Oguntade and his wife were some of the special guests invited to celebrate with the Okeowo family.