The Ondo State Governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Wednesday, commended former Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, for leading the country with good Christian values thereby keeping the country together.
Akeredolu gave the commendation during a courtesy visit by Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) to the Governor’s office in Akure.
He said the former president, who was the patron of BSN, was chosen well because he led Nigeria with good Christian values and not pretentious Christianship.
“We are indebted to you for life, if not for you, there won’t be a Nigeria because keeping Nigeria one was a task which you did well,” he said.
He further said his duties as governor would not prevent him from serving his God, and assured BSN of support.
“I will not hide my faith, am a Christian and am proud to be one. We are to show lead the people of the country aright, this is our task,” he said.
Also, General Yakubu Gowon, former Nigeria Head of State, and Patron, BSN, prayed that God would continue to shower his grace and blessings on Gov. Akeredolu.
“Am delighted to be here. Congratulations to this new government. On behalf of BSN, I say hello and urge you to continue to be a good help to BSN,” he said.
Earlier, Dr Aaron Nuhu, National President, BSN, commended the Governor for prompt payment of salaries and the numerous road projects meant to open up Ondo State to other part of Nigeria.
“We trust God that with the spirit of Christ in you, He will give you the strength and wisdom to carry out all your developmental projects in the State for the betterment of the lives of the people of Ondo State.
“This year, God has brought us to your domain for our 50th annual National board meeting. We felt it will be good to come and receive your blessings.
” BSN is saddled with the responsibility of providing the word of God to every Nigerian in general and to every Church and Church affiliate and get people to interact with the word of God through various programmes.
“I know Sir, that you are a lover of God and I trust that you will continue to support the society to achieve the purpose for which we are called.
“We will continue to pray that the Almighty God will continue to give you the strength and wherewithal carry out all your assignment as Governor of Ondo State,” he said.