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Nigeria@ 59: We are on course – Akeredolu

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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

By Ayodele Oni, Akure

 

Ondo state Governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has said Nigeria, after 59 years of independence, is healthy and gave a pass mark to the APC led Federal and State Governments despite the challenges being faced in the country.

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The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Hon Agboola Ajayi, at a church service to mark the Nigeria 59th anniversary held at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Oke-Ijebu, Akure, the state capital said many countries with lesser challenges, have disintegrated.

 

The governor thanked God for keeping Nigeria as one so far, despite numerous challenges saying the unity of the country is the greatest achievement of the government.

 

“In spite of all the challenges we have faced as a people, it has pleased God to allow us to remain as one indivisible entity.

 

“As we all know, some countries whose challenges were not as daunting as ours have disintegrated’, he added

 

The Governor reiterated the resolve of the administration to continue to deliver its mandate particularly in the areas of infrastructure, security and welfare of workers and the entire citizens.

 

He said “as you are all aware, many developmental projects embarked upon by our government have been completed and our people are already deriving the benefit from them.

 

“Our government is ever committed to fulfillment of all our electoral promises to the people in spite of the lean resources and the huge debts inherited from the past government”

 

Mr Akeredolu pointed out that it is God that has sustained the country despite the security and economic challenges saying Nigeria’s experience is just like that of Israel.

 

The Governor said the APC led Federal and State governments are committed to the National unity of the country.

 

In his sermon, Evangelist Ezekiel Falade of the Gospel Faith Mission International, charged Nigerians to always appreciate God despite her various challenges.

 

Falade said Nigeria  had a lot to thank God for despite  numerous challenges including kidnapping, banditry, and insurgency.

 

Pointedly, Falade said “Despite all challenges, Nigeria will come out of the mess. We should shout for joy and be glad.”

 

Citing the book of second Chronicles chapter seven verse 14, the clergy called on Nigerians and her leader to go back to God as that is the only way the nation can be healed of all the ravaging problems.

 

The highpoint of the occasion was the special thanksgiving as the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Olanrewaju Akeredolu led the congregation to praise God  with dances and substances.

 

The event also featured a special prayer session for the nation and the leaders as well as Ondo State.

 

 

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