5th June, 2011
The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has been warned to be careful of the people surrounding him to avoid being misled.
Giving the admonition today at a Special Church Service to mark the governor’s assumption of office, the Bishop of Egba Diocese of Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Adekunle represented by the Bishop of Egba West, Rt. Rev.Samuel Ogundeji, said: “You have to be wary of sycophants and those people that will form your cabinet.”People will complain and provoke you.
My advice to you is that you should be focused and plan to reform the health, education, agriculture, power, water and other infrastructure in the state.”Note that you are not elected for a particular group, religion or political inclination, rather you are for the whole people of Ogun State.
God installs leaders including you amidst uncertainty of their victory in order to do the right thing because all of them will give account of their stewardship before God.
“The clergyman charged the governor to fulfill his electioneering promises, and advised him to offer himself as a living sacrifice but should not attempt to please everybody.
Amosun read the only Bible passage of the day which was taken from Romans 12:1-25.Prayers were offered for the governor, the state and the country at large.
Those present at the church service included former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo; Deputy Governor of the state, Prince Segun Adesegun; SSG,Taiwo Adeoluwa; Head of Service(HOS) Mrs Iyabo Odulate; Alake of Egbaland;Osile of Oke Ona; Olowu of Owu Kingdom and Chief Mrs Alaba Lawson.
Others are Deputy Chief of Staff, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu; Chief Femi Majekodunmi: former Deputy Governor of the state, Chief Sesan Soluade;Â former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon.Samson Tunji Egbetokun among others.
The governor thanked everybody, particularly the former president for honouring his invitation.
He, however, charged the traditional rulers, religious leaders and the people of the state to support and pray for him and avoid unnecessary criticisms.
By Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta