The Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, on Sunday, mentioned there have been indices for higher future in Nigeria, regardless of nagging nationwide challenges.
Oyetola acknowledged that Nigerians have each motive to rejoice the diamond jubilee, contemplating how the nation developed and sustained indivisibility of its nationhood.
The Governor made the assertion on the Thanksgiving Service in commemoration of the 60th Independence Anniversary of Nigeria, held at Dada Property Baptist Church, Osogbo, the State capital.
Oyetola, who was represented by his deputy, Benedict Alabi, alongside different state functionaries, mentioned the event offered nice alternative to supply thanks and praises to God for conserving Nigeria collectively as one indivisible entity.
He recalled that within the final 60 years of existence, Nigeria had witnessed many daunting challenges, starting from civil conflict to navy incursion, financial downturns, political upheavals, and lots of extra, together with the current menace of militancy, kidnapping, banditry, youth restiveness and different social vices.
He added “Regardless of all these challenges, the nation has continued to stay an entity; we’re stronger than these centrifugal forces and possess the capability and resilience to return out of each problem and construct a united, sturdy and affluent Nigeria.
“There’s each tendency that God has a goal for bringing us collectively as a nation, and the palms of God have been seen because the nation continued to climate each storm throughout the final 60 years, through which the state of Osun on her 29 years of existence has been a crucial participant.
”I, subsequently, salute the understanding and resilience of our individuals in these austere and difficult instances, the desire of the individuals to forge forward in these attempting instances provides hope and conviction that we will come out of this gloom stronger and higher”.
Talking on the 29 years of existence of the State, Oyetola mentioned his administration would proceed to undertake proactive measures to governance, for the aim of reaching the imaginative and prescient of the founding fathers and ship prosperity to the individuals of the State.
He highlighted among the achievements of his administration in all crucial sectors of the financial system, as he additional expressed his complete dedication to high quality life and basic well-being of the citizenry.
Oyetola thanked non secular leaders within the nation, and the State particularly for what he termed unflinching helps of the church for the State and the nation at giant, particularly within the face of the present Covid-19 pandemic.
In his sermon, the presiding pastor of the church, Reverend Olufemi Akano, who congratulated the individuals of the nation on the diamond jubilee celebration, described Nigeria as an exquisite nation.
Akano mentioned Nigerians ought to give because of God for his love and mercy over the nation within the final 6 many years.
“As a individuals, we must always consider in our leaders and proceed to hope for them and be eager for a greater Nigeria”, the cleric acknowledged.
Current on the service have been the Spouse of the Deputy Governor, Oyefunke Alabi, the Secretary to the State Authorities, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, the Commissioner for Data and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, his counterpart within the Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Cooperative and Empowerment, Dr Bode Olanipekun, the Particular Adviser to the Governor on Public well being, Pharmacist Olasiji Olamiju and his colleague on public administration, Mr Niyi Idowu, amongst others.