Oyo Governor Conducts Prayers For Nigeria, Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari, Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo, NigeriaOyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, worried about the state of the nation and President Muhammadu Buhari’s health, called for an interfaith prayer service.

Political, religious and traditional rulers from all the 33 local government areas of the state went beyond tribal, political and religious sentiments as they converge to pray for peace and well-being of the President, as he continues to receive medical treatment abroad.

Worried by the lingering spate of economic and security challenges facing Nigeria, Christian and Muslim leaders led an interfaith service at the Adamasingba Stadium, Ibadan to also offer prayers for progress, peaceful atmosphere in the country.

Some of the clerics at the event stressed the need for Nigerians to reconnect with God for the attainment of purposeful socio-economic development in the country.

Addressing the gathering, Governor Ajimobi expressed optimism that Nigeria will bounce back from recession within the next six months.

He lauded the initiative of the prayer session, stressing the importance of prayer for things to return to normal in Nigeria.

Nigeria Will Flourish Again

The governor maintained that though the leaders are trying their best to ensure that the situation gets back to normal, but the country needs divine intervention.

He expressed optimism that Nigeria’s economy would flourish again if the momentum of collective intellectual efforts were sustained.

”The first reason why we are praying is not only to make requests from God but to appreciate God as he decreed that when we call on him, he will hear us; the second reason is to pray for peace, unity, and progress.

“The crude oil market is improving, Nigeria is producing two million barrels per day and the price of crude is improving.

“With the way things are going, Naira will start improving within the next three to six months,” the governor said.

Commenting on the role of women, wife of the Oyo State Governor, Mrs Ajimobi, said ”the role of women is to pray for Nigeria and to imbibe discipline in our children to keep them away from trouble.

“If we instill the fear of God in them, they will continue to do the right thing”.

Spirit Of Positive Thinking

On his part, a former senator, Lekan Balogun, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, commended the organisers of the event for looking beyond political and religious barriers to pray for the peace of the country and recovery of the President.

Dignitaries from various political and religious extraction also laud the initiative which brought all and sundry together with a common purpose.

In his remark, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Community Relations, Abimbola Siyanbade, said Nigerians are known to be prayerful but the situation on ground calls for unity of purpose among religious leaders and their adherence to pray to God with oneness of spirit.

He said the event was put together for people of the state to pray for peace and progress in Nigeria.

Highlight of the event was prayer for the state, Nigeria and political leaders in the country among others.

Clerics admonished Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of positive thinking and attitudinal change towards leaders, calling on all to offer prayers for the President.

Ajimobi adopts twins from a mentally ill woman

The first family in Oyo state has adopted a set of twins-two boys-delivered by a mentally ill woman in Ibadan the Oyo state capital.

The mother of the twins, Miss Taiwo Monsurat Ariyo who is an orphan has being mentally unstable since the age of 10.

Wife of the Oyo state governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi who organised the naming ceremony for the twins promised to adopt the two boys and that their mother will also be stabilised and properly rehabilitated.

The two boys were immediately given the surname of the governor as they were named, Abdulbasit Oluwaseyifunmi and Abdulwariz Oluwaseunfunmi Ajimobi at a naming ceremony attended by government functionaries.

According to the doctor in charge of the case, Dr. Jonathan Osamoh, the Hausa Community in Sabo brought Taiwo and her twins to the Adeoyo Maternity hospital after she had an unhygienic delivery within the Sabo community.

Dr. Osamoh disclosed that Taiwo’s condition is treatable and can be stabilised with time.

Mrs. Ajimobi promised that her family will bear all the responsibility of raising the twins.

Sitting beside the first lady was the mother of the twins in white lace, as her children were being named. She remained mute and her facial expression revealed neither joy nor sorrow.

Mrs. Florence Ajimobi who had earlier visited the young mother and her kids after delivery promised to take absolute responsibility of the kids, starting with the naming ceremony.

Unknown father

Taiwo and her brother, Idowu-the only relative she has-is the only survivor from the first set of triplets from their parents while Taiwo is the only survivor from the second set of triplets by their mother who died while they were much younger.

Idowu disclosed that Taiwo has been mentally ill since her 10th birthday and that she goes out and comes at will, only for her to return with the pregnancy one day without any lead to who the father was.

He expressed his gratitude to Mrs. Ajimobi for giving his sister a new lease of life.

Dr. Jonathan Osamoh was optimistic of Taiwo’s recovery and rehabilitation as Mrs. Ajimobi gave assurance that all bills would be taken care of as Taiwo embarks on the journey to recovery.