The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has referred to as on Christian leaders to not relent in praying for Nigeria to beat its challenges.
Fayemi made the decision when he obtained in viewers the Southwest Zonal Executives of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) who paid him a courtesy go to in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Represented by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, the Governor hailed the contribution of the Church to peace, stability, social and financial improvement of the nation.
In response to an announcement by the Particular Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor, Odunayo Ogunmola, the delegation of the Southwest CAN was led by its Chairman, Rev. Fr. Raphael Oluwafemi Osegboun.
The Christian physique, in the course of the go to, described Governor Fayemi as “a worthy ambassador of Christian values, a promoter of peace and concord in Nigeria and making constructive issues occur at a tough interval in Ekiti.”
The courtesy go to to the Governor’s Workplace was a part of actions to mark the First Quarter Assembly and the Maiden Assembly of CAN Chairmen in all of the six southwest states for the reason that inauguration of the brand new zonal exco in February.
Fayemi harassed the significance of the Church in nation-building, non secular upliftment, contribution to the much less privileged and entry to schooling can’t be overemphasized.
Fayemi charged Christian leaders to maintain on praying for the nation to expertise a constructive turnaround, believing that prayers will go a great distance in engendering a affluent nation that each one Nigerians crave for.
He mentioned: “I’m positive you have got been praying for us. We all know the work of the Church in all places and with out the Church, we can’t be the place we’re at present.
“The Church introduced many people from grass to grace, gave us schooling and introduced us nearer to God. You may have continued with the work of instructing and evangelism and we’re completely happy that CAN within the Southwest have gathered right here in our State which I take into account as a blessing.
“I imagine your prayers will save us on this nation and we are going to at all times be able to cooperate with you to make our nation nice and make sure that that it continues to witness peace and improvement.”
Talking earlier, the Southwest CAN Chairman, Rev. Fr. Osegboun, hailed Fayemi’s contributions to nationwide peace and unity and the developmental strides of his administration in key sectors at a tough interval in Ekiti.
The zonal CAN boss additionally hailed the Ekiti State authorities beneath Fayemi’s management for returning some mission colleges to their homeowners and for working hand-in-hand with the Church for the progress of the society.
Rev. Fr. Osegboun emphasised that Authorities ought to see the Church as a companion in progress moderately than as a competitor as it is usually an vital stakeholder in fostering ethical rectitude and integral improvement of the folks.
He added: “We now have come to precise the love and respect we’ve for you as one in all our Christian leaders in Southwest, Nigeria and in addition because the Chairman of all Governors in Nigeria. We additionally specific our esteem for the worthy non secular values that you simply cherish.”
“We want to present fraternal solidarity with all of your folks on this State, Christians and non-Christians alike who by their structure have firmly and solemnly resolved to dwell in unity and concord and to work for the welfare of all.
“It’s our humble need to pay tribute to your Authorities’s contributions beneath your management to justice, the effectively being of pupils and college students, constructive gender-based programmes, help to the aged and weak and constructing of lasting infrastructures in Ekiti.”
The CAN leaders additionally used the chance of the go to to hope for peace, stability and prosperity of Ekiti State particularly and Nigeria as a complete.