…asks Speaker, siblings to hold on to God
Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde has assured the people of Ibarapaland that the Ido-Eruwa Road, linking the area to Ibadan, the state capital will be completed before the end of the year.
Makinde, who spoke at First Baptist Church, Anko, Eruwa, during the Thanksgiving Service in honour of the mother of the Speaker of the State’s House of Assembly, Hon Debo Ogundoyin , Mrs. Justina Ogundoyin, said that the road project would not experience any further delay.
He said: “I want to assure you that this project(Ido-Eruwa road) will also be like that of Ogbomoso-Iseyin Road. “I know some of you have used it in recent time and have seen how beautiful and quality it is.
“From Ido, it should not take us more than 25 minutes to get to Eruwa. Under Omituntun 2.0, I want to assure you that people will be living in Eruwa and be working at Secretariat in Ibadan. “Within the next three weeks, work will begin on the road again.
“During the campaign period, I promised that the road will be commissioned before the end of this year and I want to confirm it will be so.”
He thanked the people of Ibarapaland for voting massively for his re-election.
He also eulogised the late Mrs. Ogundoyin for living an impactful life, adding that it is not how long one lives but how well.
“First, I want to thank God because today is a thanksgiving Sunday. It is generally believed that one needs to spend many years to live an impactful life. No, it is not how long but how well and impactful.
“Our mother, Justina Ogundoyin, we can see that she led an impactful life, despite her short period. She raised respectful and godly children. So, we thank God for that, though I know it is tough,” Makinde said.
While admonishing The Speaker and his siblings to have faith in God despite the demise of their mother, the governor said: “Let me finally say to the Honourable Speaker and his siblings that it is time to have absolute faith in God. As a government , it is very easy to derail, especially when you are dealing with power. But I want to urge you to keep praying for us.”
The governor thereafter made a personal donation of N1million to the Church.
Speaking on behalf of his siblings, the Speaker Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, appreciated Governor Seyi Makinde and the entire people of the state for standing by them throughout the funeral programme of their later mother.
Earlier in his sermon, the presiding Pastor, First Baptist Church Anko, Eruwa, Reverend, Michael Ayoola, who read from Philippines Chapter 4 verse 20, said that only Almighty God is worthy of praise in any situation.
He described late Mrs. Ogundoyin as a highly dedicated personalty who really scarified to serve the lord in his vine yard during her life time.
Among the dignitaries who attended the event were the deputy governor of the state, Barrister Bayo-Lawal, state lawmakers, Commissioners, Political functionaries, and well wishers.