By David Adeoye
Ibadan, Sept. 27, 2020 Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, the Secretary to the Oyo State Government, has said sustained adherence to democratic tenets was what Nigeria needed to achieve the desired growth and development.
Adeosun stated this on Sunday at St Peters Cathedral, Aremo, in Ibadan, at a Special Church service in commemoration of the Nation’s 60th Independence Anniversary.
She said “one good decision we have, taken since 1999 is to stick to democratic rule, which affords the people the opportunity to renew the mandates of their leaders and straighten the leadership recruitment process at regular intervals.”
The SSG said the occasion of Nigeria’s 60th anniversary calls for thanksgiving to the Almighty, who has kept Nigerians united.
“Even amidst myriads of challenges, especially the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, which has humbled even the best of the health systems around the world.
“We have every reason to give thanks to Lord, who has not only kept us together as a united nation, but has equally given us hope for the rebirth of our nation and our state.”
Adeosun said that all hopes were not lost in spite of the numerous challenges facing the country.
The SSG further reiterated the commitment of the Gov. Seyi Makinde administration to ensure that the people of the state continued reaping benefits of good governance.
She stated that the present administration in Oyo had recorded great landmarks in the area of health, education, security and expanded economy through the agriculture value chain.
Adeosun urged the people of the state to continue to support the government so it could attain the desired developmental height.
In his sermon, with the theme “Let there be justice in Nigeria,” the Provost of the Cathedral, Rev Adewale Adebiyi, said no nation could develop without justice.
Adebiyi urged the Oyo State government be fair to all and let there be justice always in the state
He implored both the Federal and state government to do more in providing adequate security for all Nigerians.