Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has described the current times in the country as an opportunity for both the government and governed to introspect if they were working towards a better Nigeria.
This was part of Ajimobi’s remarks at the 50th birthday anniversary of Chief Operating Officer, Access to Basic Medical Care Foundation (ABC), Mrs Dolapo Oyedipe, held at The Breakforth Church, Bodija, on Monday.
Calling for prayers for the nation to sail through its current economic challenges, Ajimobi harped on the need for Nigerians to, in their own societies, live as dutiful citizens of the country.
“The greatest form of godliness is service to humanity. We must pray for the country. Especially, at this time, we Nigerians have to re-examine ourselves because we all have a role to play towards a better Nigeria,” Ajimobi stated.
He regarded Oyedipe, the celebrant, as a graceful, committed, accommodating, dedicated and hard working woman.
In his homily at the thanksgiving service, Pastor Austin Onogbese also echoed the need for the current generation of leaders and the led to be responsible.
He also stressed the need for Nigerians to be hard working and besought God to grant the leaders the needed wisdom to make right decisions that would lead the country out of the current economic challenge.
“We all have to work this time. We have a responsibility to our generation because things cannot continue to be this way. We cannot deny the fact that the times are so hard but we pray that our leaders have the needed wisdom and knowledge to take the country out of the current bad economic situation,” Onogbese said.
Husband of the celebrant, who is a Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Security, Mr Femi Oyedipe, lauded the dedication of his wife.
Among other dignitaries at the occasion were state Commissioner for Police, Sam Adegbuyi; Chief of Staff, Dr Gbade Ojo, and other members of the state executive council.