New Year: Amosun Calls for Continued Prayers Against Security Challenges

Ogun-State-governor-Ibikunle-Amosun-The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the nation as it grapples with its security challenges.

Amosun, in his new year message, signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mrs Olufunmilayo Wakama, said that 2015, being an election year, would be a delicate period which the nation cannot but require peace that will ensure the electorate exercise their civic duty nationwide without fear.

He assured the people of Ogun State that his administration remained committed to the fulfillment of all its electoral promises aimed at transforming the state and making lives more meaningful for the citizens.

The governor further urged residents of the state to pray and work towards the peaceful conduct of the 2015 general elections.

Amosun expressed optimism that despite the limitations brought about by the reduction in the Federal Allocation to states, with genuine sacrifice and the commitment of all, Ogun State would soon become the envy of all.

“I am optimistic that with genuine commitment and continued prayers, our state and indeed Nigeria would soon become one to be reckoned with in the comity of nations.

“As a government, we would continue to ensure that we deliver the dividends of democracy to our people,” he added, thanking the citizens of the state for their support and cooperation.

He admonished them to continue to live in peace and harmony, which according to him, the state is now known for. Governor Amosun promised that their support would never be taken for granted.

“As we step into the year 2015, l urge our people to continue to live in peace and harmony that our dear state is now know for. We must resolve never to return to the ugly past,” he stressed.

The governor, who noted that Ogun State is still work in progress, solicited the support of all citizens for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forth coming general elections, giving assurance that the party would not disappoint them as his government would forge ahead in its Mission to rebuild the state.

He prayed that the New year would bring each and everyone personal and collective fulfillment.

Pray For Peaceful Elections, Amosun Urges Christians

Solid MineralAs Nigerians join Christians all over the world to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has called for prayers for a peaceful 2015 General Elections in the nation.

Amosun, in his Christmas message, signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mrs Olufunmilayo Wakama, said with prayers, the country can overcome the insurgency and blood letting currently being carried out in some parts of the country.

The governor also urged parents to be vigilant and ensure that their children and wards are not used as tools for violence during campaigns and the forth coming elections.

“Let me appeal to parents to keep watchful eyes on their children and wards, so that they do not become ready tools for some politicians who do not wish them well.

“As the various political parties begin their campaigns and we move towards the election period, let us always pray for our nation and shun all forms of violence. We are Nigerians and we have nowhere else to go. We should also pray that God touches the hearts of those shedding the blood of innocent citizens,” he added.

While wishing Christian faithful a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year, the governor also thanked residents of the state for their support, which he noted, has led to the tremendous achievements of his administration in the past 45 months.

He admonished them to continue to live in peace and harmony, which the state is now known for, adding that their support would never be takeGodswill-Akpabio1n for granted.

In a similar vein, Akwa Ibom state governor, Godswill Akpabio has admonished Christians to emulate God’s love for mankind by allowing love to prevail over hatred, prejudice and bitterness as the 2015 general elections approach.

This was contained in his last Christmas address as Governor, delivered this morning.

Akpabio said the call became necessary as this year’s Christmas comes at a time when “seeds of bitterness have sowed in the polity”.

He enjoined all to follow God’s example by showing love to one another.

The governor further called on all citizens to vote in the 2015 general elections, describing their votes as their weapon to elect their leaders at all levels.

President Jonathan Commiserates With El-Rufai On Loss Of Son

JonathanPresident Goodluck Jonathan has received with a deep sense of grief and shock, news of the sudden and untimely death of Hamza El-Rufai, son of the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President, on behalf of himself, his family and the Federal Government, President Jonathan extends his heartfelt commiserations to Mallam el-Rufai and all members of the El-Rufai family.

The President said that although no amount of words could fill the deep gap created by the loss of Hamza, he hoped that the outpouring of support by friends and associates would comfort Mallam El-Rufai.

President Jonathan prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the departed and also for God’s blessing, comfort and protection for Mallam El-Rufai and the rest of his family.

Hamza El Rufai, one of the sons of the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Chieftain of the APC, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, died on Tuesday morning in a car crash in Abuja.

Amosun Commiserates With El-Rufai Over Son’s Death

Amosun_ogunOgun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has expressed deep shock and heartfelt condolences to the family of the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on the death of his son, Hamzat El-Rufai.

In a press release signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mrs Olufunmilayo Wakama, Mr Amosun described the demise of young Hamzat, a graduate of University of Virginia and United World College of the Atlantic, who died in an auto crash in Abuja, as “most regrettable and unfortunate.

“It is so sad that his life was cut short in a fatal accident at a time he would have been contributing his quota to the development of his fatherland after acquiring a good education”, he added.

The Governor prayed Allah to grant the soul of the departed Aljanah Fridaus and the family he left behind the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Amosun Lauds Bamidele Aturu’s Commitment To Democratic Principles

ibikunle amosunThe Ogun State Governor, Mr Ibikunle Amosun, has expressed deep shock at the news of the passing of a foremost politician and Human Rights activist, Mr Bamidele Aturu.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mrs Olufunmilayo Wakama, on July 10, Amosun said that he was greatly saddened by the news of the sudden death of the prominent lawyer, coming at a time when his wealth of experience was mostly needed in reshaping the destiny of the nation.

Mr Amosu hailed the strong commitment of the politician to the enthronement of democratic principles in the country.

“This is so sad; the law profession has lost another bright star. Bamidele Aturu was passionately committed to the enthronement of democratic principles and the emancipation of the marginalized and oppressed. He has done his bit and certainly left his footprints on the sands of time”, the Governor said.

Mr Amosun commiserated with the family of the deceased, the Nigerian legal profession, the Human Rights community as well as his friends and political associates.

He prayed to the Almighty God to grant his soul eternal rest and give the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.