By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Sunday said asked Nigerians to pray for the country to bounce back from the numerous challenges presently facing it especially the present economic recession.
The governor made the call in his message to Nigerians on this year’s Christmas celebration signed by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka made available to journalists in Ibadan.
He pointed out that Nigeria as a country could only achieve the desired greatness in an atmosphere of peace and love saying there is the need for Nigerians to continue to pray for the peace, tranquility, progress and economic emancipation of the country.
According to the governor, the present recession which Nigeria is passing through “is a phase in the history of the country” and that the people would soon heave a sigh of relief with the various economic reforms and palliatives being introduced by the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government.
“There is no doubting the fact that Nigeria is currently passing through one of the very challenging periods in its history. Every support must, therefore, be given to the Federal Government to ensure that the country bounces back” he said.
The governor while calling on Christians in the country to imbibe the spirit of peaceful co-existence and love towards one another, urged Nigerians to continue to support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration “in his untiring quest to wrest the country from its current economic challenges”.
On Oyo state, the governor said the present administration in the state is committed to the welfare of the people of the state particularly the workers, saying, “for the workers and people of Oyo State in general, I want to use this opportunity to inform you that the administration under my leadership will continue to work hard to put smiles on your faces. You are in my thoughts always”.
“I urge you all to be modest in your celebrations. This is a period to spare a thought for your needy neighbours by giving freely from what God has blessed you with in the spirit of one for all, all for one. I enjoin motorists to drive carefully within and outside the state”.
He then expressed his appreciation to the people of this state for their “high level of understanding and continued support for this administration,” adding “I urge you not to relent in your prayers which, I must admit, have been the motivation for our developmental strides”.
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.