James Ogunnaike – Abeokuta
The governor of the state of Ogun, Prince Dapo Abiodun, called on Nigerians to show gratitude to God for witnessing another Christmas despite the turmoil associated with 2020.
Abiodun, who gave a warning at a Christmas service at the Anglican Church of St. James, Diocese of Remo, Ypres, said the year began with hopes and aspirations, but ended as unusual and challenging.
“We have every reason to thank God for making us see this Christmas. This year is unusual and challenging, despite the fact that it started with hopes and aspirations, “he noted.
The governor, who reiterated his commitment to giving equal attention to all parts of the state, said his administration has made moderate achievements in the areas of infrastructure, social welfare, youth empowerment and job creation, as well as education and agriculture.
“I’m sure you’ve seen our people touring to repair and reconstruct roads here in Iperu, Ilishan, Sagamu, Ijebu-North and Ijebu-Ode. They also work in Abeokuta, Ilar, Ifu, Oti, Ipokia and Imek. They are working to ensure that we have motorized roads in our country, ”Abiodun said.
He found that despite the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the EndSARS protests that disrupted socio-economic activities in the country, his administration remained fearless, resulting in the country being declared the best in education, agriculture, housing and ICT. technology (ICT).
The governor called on people to be responsible while celebrating Christmas because it was a period of peace.
He further instructed them to continue to observe the Covid-19 protocols to contain the second wave of the pandemic, which he said was more deadly than the first.
In his Christmas message, the Rev. Samuel Ajileye, who stated that the birth of Jesus Christ signifies love and selflessness, instructed Christians to show love for their neighbors.
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