What Gov. Makinde Said At Pastor Femi Emmanuel’s Church
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has said prayers and support of clerics and men of God have kept his administration going so far.
He said this at the Thanksgiving Service of the Living Spring Chapel International, Dominion City, Aduloju, Iwo Road/Ojoo Expressway, Ibadan.
He told the congregation that it is when men of God participate in politics that the desired changes can occur in the country.
Governor Makinde further charged the people to collect their permanent voter cards so as to be able to vote for the candidates of their choice.
He added that his administration has been linking zones of the state together in order to decongest Ibadan and to spread development across the state.
“When we came in 32 months ago, we looked at where we met the state and saw that there are few things that were either not standing on any foundation at all or standing on a very shaky foundation. So, we decided to lay another foundation. Before we got into government, there was nothing like OYSADA. We know that agri-business, agro-processing is where we have a comparative and competitive advantage.”
“And if we need to expand our economy, we have to go back and make it work. So, we were deliberate in setting it up because whoever fails to plan is planning to fail and we all can see the result from that decision in 31months.”
He added: “The pastor also talked about the Light-up project. Yes, before now, there was nothing like the Ministry of Energy but we had to set it up and gave a mandate that there must be energy security in Oyo State and, in 31 months, we are moving towards providing energy security for the state.”
“We were able to do all of these things because of your cooperation in the growth of the IGR, which is coming from your pockets.”
“So, when they ask where I am getting the money from, it is definitely from the people but not through force. They have been asked to play their part and they are doing just that.”
Earlier, the presiding pastor of the Living Spring Chapel International, Pastor Femi Emmanuel, urged everyone to always thank God for His benefits and favour.
He also urged all political office holders in the state to put God first in all their dealings and always give glory to God.
The pastor, therefore, admonished all residents of the state to continue their support of the Makinde-led administration in order to enable him to take the state to greater heights.