Ondo state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has enjoined the people to at all times put their faith and hope in God and see him as their ultimate helper and provider.
Governor Akeredolu who spoke at an event tagged “evening of praise” held at the Cathedral Church of St Andrews, Imola, Owo said the experiences of 2020 are testimonies that the grace of God is sufficient on the people and the state.
Orange FM’s Joseph Ikugbonmire reports that it was an evening of songs and praises to the Maker of man as the people gathered to worship and appreciate God for bringing them thus far.
In his exhortation, the Bishop of Owo Anglican Diocese, Rt Rev Stephen Fagbemi admonished Christians to be thankful in all situations and see their existence as a grace from God.
Fagbemi while urging the congregation to always sing praises to God and tell of his wondrous deeds noted that thanksgiving is the sincere response to God.
On his part, Governor Akeredolu who recounted the various ugly experiences of year 2020 urged the congregation to always put their fate in God who is the ultimate comforter.
Akeredolu who is the Chancellor of the Diocese, recalled the loss of some close associates and stressed the need for residents of the state to be passionate about God and put their trust in him.
The governor prayed for a better year 2021 and assured of his determination to always make the people the focal point of his administration by promoting policies and programmes that impact positively on them.
Highpoint of the service included special rendition by invited gospel artistes as well as prayers for the Governor, the state and the nation at large.