The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has cautioned Nigerians to avoid using inflammatory words capable of causing disunity in the country, and should in same vein not to be discouraged by the prevailing security, economic and social challenges confronting the nation.
Penpushing reports that, Abiodun gave the caution note at the 13th Annual Synod of the Methodist Church, Nigeria, Diocese of Remo Central, held at the Methodist Church, Oke-Oja, Isara-Remo, Remo North Local Government Area of the state.
The Governor also emphasised the citizens should be steadfast in their prayers for the country, stressing that conflicts are inevitable in any human society, adding that Nigerians as a people must always strive look for amicable ways to resolve such conflicts whenever they arise.
Penpushing further reports that, Abiodun acknowledged that though there is fear in the land as a result of insecurity and which has negatively affected the country, but advised that Nigerians must continue praying for the nation and the leaders, saying “prayers can never be enough”.
The Governor while noting the interplay between the theme of the Synod, ‘Watch and Pray’, said the theme sufficed as prayer was capable of upturning unpleasant situations to pleasant ones, and lauded adherents of different religions for maintaining peaceful co-existence in the state.
Penpushing reports that he disclosed that his administration had received inspirations from religious leaders, calling for more support and prayers, just as he listed some of his administration’s achievements in the last 18 months.
The Governor disclosed that massive road construction, provision of affordable housing, renovation of Primary Health Centres and primary schools had been carried out across the state, adding that security apparatus in the state had been reinvigorated with the provision of patrol vehicles and communication gadgets, assuring that his administration would continue to combat crimes to guarantee a peaceful state.
Penpushing also reports that, the Diocesan Bishop of Remo Central, Rt. Rev. Olu Akinola, in his remarks urged the Governor to always be attentive and spend quality time with God, and equally commended the Governor for his achievements in the areas of roads, housing, security and employment, noting “these have helped in improving the wellbeing of the people”.
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