The Oyo state Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has drummed up support for the APC-led administration in the country, calling on all to eschew corruption and encourage templates of integrity, sacrifice, and selfless service as exemplified by the spirit of Christmas.Governor Ajimobi stated this during the 2016 Christmas carol and thanksgiving service held at Agodi Gardens, Parliament road, secretariat Ibadan.
He said the present administration is aware of the poor state of the economy, which has exposed the citizens to suffering and hardship, stressing that necessary steps are being taken to address the challenges.
While noting the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest the recession presently facing the nation’s economy, Ajimobi also stressed the need for all be more understanding.
The governor therefore called on the people to follow the rules and injunction of the Holy Bible, by learning to forgive, accommodate, and embrace selfless service.
He however noted that corruption must be stamped out at all levels for these efforts to yield desired fruits.
Dignitaries from all walks of life, graced the 2016 edition of the carol service which is the sixth to be observed by any Governor in the State.
Furthermore, in a sermon, Bishop of the Methodist Church Nigeria, Mr Sunday Ola Makinde, condemned the high level of corruption in the society right from the church leaders to the politicians to the judiciary and security agents.
He said the greater the number of churches and mosques in the country, the greater the level of corruption and sinful acts in the society.
According to him, “church business has become a money spinning business in the society today”.
He said politicians, religious leaders and other people in high places have corrupted the image of God, through unfulfilled promises, bribery and false prophesies.
He then re-iterated the message of the governor, asking citizens to maintain integrity in all they do.